Ray Buford Dillen  1946-2021


Ray Buford Dillen, 74, of Mineola passed away in Tyler. He went to meet the Lord on Aug. 21, 2021. He was born Sept. 16, 1946 in Sulphur Springs. 

First and foremost, Ray loved the Lord Jesus Christ. He thoroughly enjoyed singing and being involved in community activities, never meeting a stranger. He honorably served his country in the Marines. Most recently he served as chaplain for Mineola VFW Post 7523. He owned a handyman business serving the entire Wood County area. He once served as a police officer in Kentucky, along with numerous other occupations expressing his many skills, talents and his loving and generous heart. He was a friend to everyone and will be dearly missed by so many.  

He is survived by son, Brian Dillen; grandchildren, Victoria Moore, Josh Dillen and Mark Dillen; three great-grandchildren; and two loving and devoted sisters, Margaret Crockett and Linda Fitzgerald; as well as several nieces and nephews.  

Per his request, there will be no memorial service.