Joseph Dillard

Obituary of Joseph Wade Dillard

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Joseph Wade Dillard, age 76, of Panoramic Lane, Boone, passed away Thursday evening, May 26, 2022. Born August l4, 1945 in Ashe County, he was a son of W. T. and Carrie Leona Miller Dillard. Mr. Dillard was retired from Appalachian State University as supervisor of the college cabinet shop. He loved his family above all. A master woodworker, he hand crafted, built and played guitars. Another passion was his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, riding it across the United States and through Canada. He enjoyed riding his pontoon boat, fishing, and always a good western movie. Always quick-witted and opinionated, he enjoyed people. Mr. Dillard is survived by his daughter, Vickie Leona Dillard Hunt and husband, Darrell, of Hickory and his son, Kevin Wade Dillard and wife, Bobbie Geneva, of Jefferson; grandson, Dekoda Lee Dillard of Jefferson; granddaughter, Ashlea Nichole Canavan and husband, Brandon, of Fairbanks, Alaska and great-granddaughter, Daisy Belle Canavan of Fairbanks, Alaska; great-great granddaughter, Nevaeh Jordan of Maynardville, TN; and sister, Agnus Johnson of West Jefferson. A number of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph William Dillard, and nine brothers and sisters. A Celebration of Life service for Joseph Dillard will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Dillard family.
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