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Billy Jim Dilkes, 90, of Greensburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Born Jan. 5, 1926, in Greensburg, he was the son of Ora E. and Oral Opal (Clingenpeel) Dilkes.
He served in WW II as a corporal in the Army. He worked for John Black Construction until his retirement.
He was married to Bertha "Bert" Hessler on Jan. 11, 1947, and she survives.
He is also survived by his son, Billy Jim Dilkes, Jr.; daughters, Jo Ann (John) Marlow and Cathy Herbert.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard "Elmer" Dilkes, Bobby "Sam" Dilkes; sister, Ora Marie Bussberg.
There will be no services.
Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion, Our Hospice, or the Decatur County Animal Shelter.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 21, 2016
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