John Hopkins Dillon
John Hopkins Dillon passed away August 12. He was 76.
With a quietly authoritative bearing that commanded respect, he was a kind and compassionate man who bottle-fed new calves and doted on his grandchildren. Though he spent a distinguished career in Nashville and enjoyed travel, he was happiest living a quiet life at home.
He was born June 15, 1938, in Woodbury, Tenn., to Herbert John and Gladys Francis Dillon. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State College, he received a law degree from the Nashville YMCA Night Law School. He began his career at Commerce Union Bank, which had become NationsBank by the time he retired in 1998.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, John David Dillon (Carol), Anne Elisabeth Dillon and Laura Dillon Meyerhoff (Adam); his grandchildren, John Tate Dillon and Martha Cavin Dillon; and three sisters, Martha Brandon (Charles), Christine Dillon and Elizabeth Rowe (Dale). He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Dillon, and two sisters, Rachel Haley and Julia Muszynski.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday.