Roy “Buddy” Wilburn Dillard, age 81 of Portland, passed away August 20, 2019 at Gallatin Healthcare. He was born in Robertson County on April 10, 1938 to the late Wiley and Bessie Dillard.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Dorris Jane Dillard; sons, Stanley and Daniel Glenn Dillard; brothers, Thurman and Russell Dillard; and sister, Katherine Barker.

Buddy is survived by his sons, Ernie (Sheryl) Dillard and Kenny (Penny) Dillard, both of Portland; daughter, Kim Dillard of Portland; brother, Vernon (Velma) Dillard of Portland; grandchildren, Amy Cline, Stoney Adam Dillard, Lacretia Watson, Karen Spann, Thomas Dillard, Clay Dillard, Richard Dillard, Cindy Barney, Kelton, Mclaren, James Devin Mclaren, and Jordan Hale; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his loyal dog, Lilly Bell.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with burial at Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. till 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019, and 9 a.m. till funeral time at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Pallbearers are Stanley Adam Dillard, Thomas Dillard, Clay Dillard, Richard Dillard, Jordan Hale, and Jordan Barney. His great-grandsons will serve as honorary bearers.

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