Donnie Wayne Dilday, 80, of Russellville, died Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. A son of Edward and Marie Louise (Reid) Dilday, he was born March 17, 1940, in Stigler, Oklahoma. He married Wanda Sue (Church) Dilday, on October 18, 1958, at Stockton, California; and have spent 62 wonderful years together building a home and raising their cherished family.
Donnie was a self-employed contractor in the telecommunications industry. He worshipped with his faith family at Grace Baptist Church in Russellville. He was a cattle rancher and enjoyed hunting & fishing trips. The loves of his life were his five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, with whom he spent every moment he could making memories that will last their lifetimes.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister & brother-in-law, Velma & Dennis Felton.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda; their daughter, Rhonda Rodgers (Britt); their son, Larry Dilday (Amber), each of Russellville; two brothers, Ken Dilday (Debbie) of Russellville, and Gary Dilday of Mexico; five granddaughters: Lezlee Pierce (Stephen), Dawn Combs, Sarah Hardaway (Bryan), Nikki Rickman, and Amanda Rodgers; ten great grandchildren: Carson Combs, Kennedy Combs, Cash Combs, Weslee Pierce, Charlee Pierce, Easton Pierce, Macon Hardaway, Gracee Hardaway, Harleigh Rickman and Reid Rickman; and several nephews & nieces.
A graveside service under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service will be held at 2:00PM, Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Nogo Cemetery. Pastor Roger Pearce of Grace Baptist Church will officiate.
Memorials may be made to: Arkansas Children's Hospital, P O Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203; Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, AR 72801; or Grace Baptist Church, 1800 South Knoxville, Russellville, AR 72801. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
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Arkansas Children's Foundation - Arkansas Children's Hospital
P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock AR 72203-9984
Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home
220 John Babish Lane, Russellville AR 72801
Grace Baptist Church
1800 South Knoxville Avenue, Russellville AR 72801