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Dillon, Rev. Phillip D.

Dillon, Rev. Phillip D.

February 1, 1941 — July 5, 2022

Reverend Phillip Dean Dillon, 81, of Excelsior Springs, went to be with Jesus on July 5, 2022. He passed away unexpectedly at Liberty Hospital with loving family at his side.

Phil was born February 1, 1941, in rural Clay County, MO, the youngest of eight children of William Ira and Ethel (Colley) Dillon. He graduated from Kearney High School and attended William Jewell College. Phil was united in marriage to Patsy Lea Hodgson on June 12, 1959 in Liberty, MO.

Phil worked 42 years in the grocery business, retiring as Produce Manager at Bob's IGA in Excelsior Springs. Pastor Phil was ordained at Prairie Ridge Christian Union in Polo in 1975 and for the past 42 years has faithfully served as Pastor of Salem Christian Union in Excelsior Springs.

Along with his parents, Phil was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Dillon; and siblings, Adrian Dillon, Bob Dillon, Faye Ervin, Fern Frick, Pauline Frick and Ralph Dillon.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Patsy; daughters, Gail Hunerdosse (Marion) and Jill Rosenboom (Arnie); daughter-in-law, Michelle Dillon; grandchildren, Megan Hunerdosse, Carissa Hunerdosse, Amanda Flavin (Jason), Gregg Rosenboom (Hannah), Ethan Rosenboom (Megan), Jena Rosenboom, Lakota DeLeon (Richard), Shaska Dillon and Josiah Dillon; eight great grandchildren and a ninth due in August. He also leaves a brother, Herman Dillon, many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon, followed by a service celebrating Phil's life at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, July 9, at Flack Memorial Church, 1300 Tracy, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Salem Christian Union, c/o 29419 Vickie Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon, followed by a service celebrating Phil’s life at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, July 9, at Flack Memorial Church, 1300 Tracy, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Salem Christian Union, c/o 29419 Vickie Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.

Dillon, Rev. Phillip D.'s Guestbook

I was so sad to hear of the passing of Pastor Phil. My mom and dad Mary and Wayne both attended The Salem Christian Union church before they passed. He was such a good person. My heart goes out to the family. 💕

Janet Short (wrisinger)

Patsy: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Phil is with Jeff now.

Charlene Brunner (Baskett)

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of pastor Phil. He was a humble Christian leader who taught the love of the Lord. He will be missed by so many. Prayers to Patsy and family as well as the Salem Christian Union Church family.

Ron and Deanna Kossen

We are so sorry for the loss of your father. May the Lord hold you close and keep you in the comfort of his love.

Roger & Loraine Lawler

I am so very sorry to hear about Phil's passing. He will be missed. I always enjoyed visiting with him when I had the chance to see him. Praying for you and your family as you grieve the loss of your husband, father, uncle, granddad and brother. A true Christian man, full of faith! Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Lori Allen

Please accept our condolences on the death of Uncle Dean. You are in our thoughts. Sorry we are not able to make it. Love Justin and Brittany Dillon Ft Meade MD

Justin and Brittany Dillon

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