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Wes Dillard

September 11, 1962 — April 15, 2014

Carbondale - Wes Dillard, 51, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Carbondale, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his residence. Wes was born September 11, 1962 in Carbondale to Dale Owen and Ann Elizabeth (Miller) Dillard. He is survived by his mother, Ann of Carbondale; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Doug (Jennifer) Dillard of Olney and Brad (Kathy) Dillard of Carbondale; uncles and aunts, Neil Dillard of Carbondale, Barbara (Carl) Collins of Athens, Georgia, and Carolyn (Dave) Bain of Tyler, Texas; four nieces, Morgan, Kristen, Lauren and Allison Dillard; many numerous cousins; special friends, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Callen and family, and Mr. & Mrs. Ed Birkelo and family, all of San Antonio, Texas. Wes is preceded in death by his father, Dale, his grandparents, and his aunt Mary Ellen Dillard. He received his Bachelors of Science in Information Systems at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He had held several prominent information technology positions including Director of Technology for Alamo Ironworks. Most recently he operated Dillard Consulting and his clients included H.Y. Louie, Co., where he developed and supported the company's national inventory and process control systems. Wes's work travels took him from Carbondale to Tempe, AZ to Vancouver, B.C. to San Antonio. TX. Along the way he made many good friends and treated them as if he had known them his whole life. Among his best friends were those he met growing up and whom he kept in contact with until the end. Wes thoroughly enjoyed discussing and debating investments, politics and sports. He was an avid Dallas Mavericks basketball fan and rooted for the St. Louis Cardinals his whole life. An informal celebration of Wes' life, with family and friends, will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale. A private burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to Carbondale Junior Sports of Carbondale, and will be accepted at the funeral home.


5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Meredith Funeral Home Carbondale, Illinois

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