Published 4:54 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017
FRANKLIN — Benjamin Stevan Dillon, 43, left this world in a blaze of glory and entered the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ on June 12, 2017.
Ben was born in Little Falls, New York, and resided in Franklin since he was a toddler. He was the son of David Spencer Dillon and Patricia Lakeman Dillon.
He is also survived by his wife, Micah Nowell Futrell Dillon; a son, Stone; a daughter, Stella; a sister, Margaret Tate Ballance (Paul); a brother, Daniel Saunders Dillon (Jill); four nieces, Rebecca, Amber, Emily and Abbey Ballance; and five nephews, Russell Ballance, Jack, D.J., Benny and Dallas Dillon.
Ben was a graduate of Rock Church High School. He attended Paul D. Camp Community College and graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was completing a master’s degree in Christian Ministry at the Kaleo Institute.
For 20 years, he was the heart and soul of Rock Church School serving as a high school teacher and principal. Ben poured out his life on behalf of his students that he loved like they were his own children.
He was known for being a devoted husband to Micah and an amazing, hands-on father to Stone and Stella. His basketball skills earned him the moniker “Law Dawg” for his prowess in stealing the ball from opposing players. Also, he was a leaper; renowned for his ability to “jump out of the gym.” In a word, Ben Dillon was a servant; a gracious servant. He loved Jesus Christ, and from that relationship he tirelessly served people. Ben was a gentle giant; kind and caring on one hand and a responsible, capable leader and visionary on the other. Ben loved people and his easy-going demeanor enabled him to be an encourager and friend to a great many.
The celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 16, in Rock Church of Franklin, 130 Lakeview Road. The Revs. David and Danny Dillon will officiate during the service. The burial will follow at Poplar Spring Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at a reception to be held in the church immediately following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Rock Church School Gymnasium Fund at the church’s address or go to www.buildthegym.com.
Wright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. www.wrightfuneralhome.org.