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Gary Ray Dillard

November 29, 1949 — June 13, 2020

Gary Ray Dillard, 70, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at his home.

Gary was born on November 29, 1949 in Pontiac, MI, to Billy and Ramona (May) Dillard.

He married Linda Cooper Joseph who preceded him in death.  Surviving Gary are his children, Stephen (Victoria) Leonard of Mount Juliet, TN, Lori Leonard of Antioch, TN, and Shawn (Jennifer) Joseph of La Porte; 7 grandchildren, Landon Leonard, Emma Leonard, Deven Deiotte, and Brecken, Anondi, Sumayah, and Remie Joseph; mother, Ramona Dillard of La Porte; siblings, Betty (Dave) Durham of Kingsbury, Larry (Paula) Dillard of La Porte, Jack (Jennifer) Dillard of La Porte, and Billy (Diane) Dillard of Springville, IN; uncle, Michael May of Burlington, WI; 5 nieces and nephews, as well as many great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife, Linda Joseph; father, Bill Dillard; and daughter, Amy Joseph.

Gary was a carpet installer.  He enjoyed taking long drives.  Gary dearly loved his family and friends.

The family would like to sincerely thank Denise Morrison for her love, care and comfort provided to Gary and his family.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.  Interment is planned at Kingsbury Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 West State Road 2, La Porte, IN 46350.

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