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Allen Martin Dillow

Born: Sun., Jul. 14, 1940
Died: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Funeral Service


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jan. 09, 2020
Location: Vanceburg Christian Church

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Mr. Allen Martin Dillow, Age 79, of Vanceburg, Ky., passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the VA Hospital Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky after a brief illness.

Allen was born in Vanceburg, Kentucky July 14, 1940, to the late Kenneth Martin Dillow and Lobena Riley Frost.

Allen was retired from the United States Air Force as a career military Master Sergeant in which he so proudly served his country for over 26 years. During that time, he served in the Vietnam War completing four tours of duty. His heroic service earned him the Bronze Star Medal along with other meritorious achievement awards and medals. He enjoyed a second career working in the restoration of antique cars. He loved helping his buddies with any car project and enjoyed working with his flowers that so beautifully adorned his yard. He was a member of the Vanceburg Christian Church.

Left to cherish his memories is his wife of 23 years, Nancy Kennedy Dillow.

Sister-Shirley Ann (Bill) McMeekan of Scotch Plains, N.J.,

Step-daughter- Beverly (Steve) Clary of Mayslick, Ky.

Step-son- Austin (Nicki) Cooper of Prospect, Ky.

Grandchildren- Colton and Grayson Cooper, nephews Bill McMeekan and Jay (Toni) McMeekan. Great nieces Elyse McMeekan, Avery McMeekan, and Sophie McMeekan.

Preceded in death beside his parents was a daughter Lori Dillow.

Visitation will be on Thursday January 9, 2020 from 9:00a.m. until the time of services at the Vanceburg Christian church.

Services will be Thursday January 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vanceburg Christian Church with John O’Cull and Daniel McClurg officiating. Entombment and Military services will be at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East Greenup County, Kentucky.

Gaydos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Allen Martin Dillow

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gaydosfh.com


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Samantha Esham Callaway
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Allen's passing. He will be dearly missed by all that ever knew him. All the best always, Samantha

Sandra C Bivens
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
Nancy, so sorry for your loss. Allen was a special man who gave my son, Steve friendship and a lot of guidance regarding his Mustang. He would always ask me about Steve whenever he saw me. You will be in my prayers!

Sandra C Bivens
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
Nancy, so sorry for your loss. Allen was a special man to my son, Steve. He gave a lot of advice to Steve concerning his Mustang. He was a special friend to my son. I will keep you in my prayers.

Charlie & Judy Hester Thompson
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
Sympathy, love & prayers for Nancy and all the family. God Bless104

Steven Moore
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
Nancy im so sorry for your lose. Allen was a true friend. I met him as a young boy and we talked motorcycles for years . At times he was like a big brother.i shall miss him.love and prayers for you and your family, steven.

Geri Shope
   Posted Thu January 09, 2020
He was a most awesome man. Allen Dillow. He was courageous, kind, true and a very good friend to lots and lots of people. He had no shortage of friends, that's for sure. An intelligent and mindful man who had probably seen more in this life than a great many of us. His service to his country was always to be seen as part of him. He is and always will be in our memories.
Amanda sends her utmost thoughts and kind memories from herself, her family and her partner in business, Marci, who also thought the world of Allen.
We all hope that your heart will heal and that Allen's love will make you strong and enduring.
From our entire family, we give thanks to Allen for protecting our families and helping to preserve our freedom as United States citizens. His courage and valor will be honored always.
God Speed, Allen.

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