Mondell Dillard
Posted: 07 September 2013 12:15 PM   [ Ignore ]
Total Posts:  128
Joined  2008-09-29

It saddens me to write about the passing of Mondell Dillard - all the more so because his death was almost 3 years ago and this hadn’t been posted here yet.  He has been mentioned in a couple of posts on this website and a number of times on the email listserv.  It is too bad we lost track of him and were not able to share memories with his family and express our condolences at the time of his death. 

Mondell “Dale” Dillard, 62, of Andrews passed away Sunday November 14, 2010 at Hospice House in Odessa.

Dale was born August 19, 1948 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He married Robbie Jane Johnson July 3, 1974 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Dale served in the US Army until his retirement in 1987. He and Robbie owned and operated the Donut Shop in Andrews at one time.

He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Linda Gross and his brother Jess Scott Dillard.

He is survived by his wife, Robbie Jane Dillard of Andrews; son, Roger Dale Crain of Chico, Texas; daughter Rachel Ann Crain of Gardendale, Texas; brother Stephen Michael Dillard of Cypress, Texas; sisters, Deborah Ann Stark of Moore, Oklahoma; Paula Jeane Jones of Oklahoma, City; Carrie Lisa Rusche of Moore, Oklahoma; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Birth: Aug. 19, 1948 - Ardmore, Oklahoma
Death: Nov. 14, 2010 -  Odessa, Texas

Here’s a link to his obituary and a nice photo of Mondell.


Bill Blaisdell
Det K
Jul 1969-Jan 1972

Posted: 07 September 2013 04:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Total Posts:  365
Joined  2008-09-29

I’ll have to admit that during our time together Dale and I were on opposite sides of the spectrum about the army however in retrospect I can now admire his commitment to excellence and the fact that he never tried to force his beliefs on anyone. I only wish he had more time to enjoy the civilian life after the army.
RIP Dale