Gordon R. Dills, Jr., a longtime Skagit County resident, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at his home in Hamilton, Washington, surrounded by his loving family. Gordon was born on July 10, 1938 in Franklin, North Carolina, the son of Gordon H. Dills, Sr. and Irma (Swann) Dills. He was raised and attended school in Hayesville. In 1956 he brought his knowledge of logging to Skagit County and worked for WA Vandergrift Logging.
On March 11, 1961, he was united in marriage to Barbara McNabb. Gordon and Barbara made their home and raised their family in the communities of Concrete and Hamilton. In 1971, Gordon and Barbara formed their own logging company, Gordon R. Dills Logging, which became Dills Creek Logging, Inc. in 1989.
Gordon enjoyed dancing with his wife Barbara, spending time with his grandchildren, working in his garden, canning Tarheel Beans and making wine. He also enjoyed the companionship of his dog Dixie.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Tom Dills (Sue), Gordon Dills (Laurie), Alice Dills Hardenburgh (James) and Vivian Summers (Jim); seven grandchildren, Gordon Joshua Dills, Samuel Parker, Nicholas Nova, Jacob Dills, Quentin Dills, Lucia Parker, Mitchell Nova; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Inez Sullivan and Norma Jean Trueman; brothers, Douglas, Steve and Scott; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Doris Clark, Barbara (Bobbie) Mayville and Carolyn Hein; one brother Wade; his great-grandson Tucker Parker.
A celebration of life will be held on from 2:00PM – 4:00PM Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Eaglehaven Winery, 8243 Sims Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA. He was laid to rest at the Hamilton Cemetery.
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