Felix Homer Dill
Felix Homer Dill
  • August 28, 1944 - June 15, 2014
  • Abilene, Texas

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Felix Homer Dill Jr., 69, of Abilene, Texas passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 after battling a lengthy illness at Northern Oaks Nursing home with close family by his side.

Homer was born August 28, 1944 in Oakland, California to Felix Sr. and Annie (Ann) Dill. After his first birthday, his parents moved to Abilene, Texas; which is what he called home for the majority of his life.

As a child he loved playing sports, and spending his time outdoors. Homer had a great love for cars that started at an early age, where he began helping his dad out at their family salvage yard. He obtained his GED and pursued a higher education while continuing his work at the salvage yard.

Homer married Jo Evelyn Kimmel on December 31, 1964 in Abilene, Texas and had three sons; Homer (Lee), Michael (Mike) and Chad.

Homer was a deputy constable for the City of Abilene in 1969, and was an acting chief of police for Hamlin in 1972. He moved his family to Snyder, while he pursued his law enforcement certification. While in Snyder, he was a patrolman for a short time, before he was promoted to a detective.

It wasn't long until he returned to Abilene in 1974, where he purchased the family salvage yard and pursued his passion. He and his wife Jo owned and operated two companies; Dill's Auto Salvage from 1982-1988 and Dill's Motor Company from 1974-2008.

Homer joined the Masonic Hobah Lodge number 1394 in 1973 and most recently served as Grand Master. He was also a member of Shriners International and remained active in the Masonry until his passing.

Homer enjoyed watching football and baseball. It didn't matter what was happening at noon on Sunday, because he always had the Cowboys on while reading the newspaper. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time fishing with them and his friends at Lake Stamford.

Homer was an avid collector of many things, but mostly enjoyed collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia and die cast cars. He loved playing poker and 31, whether it was with his family or on his phone; he was always up for the challenge.

There weren't many times when you would be around Homer that he didn't have a witty comment to add to the end of your sentence. He enjoyed aggravating his loved ones, and seeing the smile it put on their face. He always had a way of keeping you on your toes.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Annie (Ann) Sartor Dill and Felix Homer Dill, Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Dill of Abilene; his three children, Lee Dill and wife, Debbie of Hawley, Mike Dill and wife, Patricia of Hawley, and Chad Dill of Abilene; his only sister, Virginia Ann Scott and husband, Jack of Irving; four grandchildren, Brooke, Blake, Brandi, and Brittany; many great-grandchildren; and numerous family members and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in the Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Community Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service on Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00p.m. at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. location.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Texas Rehab Hospice of the Big Country.