Thursday, July 31, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: CCBC's Gordon A. Dills Passes


Dan Basore reports on Joe's Message Board that Gordon A. Dills, former officer of the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana, died at the age of 85 in Williamsport, Indiana. He was the grandson of CCBC founder Henry Dills and the son of Gordon S. Dills. His obituary is reprinted here:

Gordon A. Dills, 85, of 1405 Mansel Ave. Williamsport died Thursday July 24, 2008 at the Williamsport Hospital.
He was born in Garrett, Indiana on May 10, 1923 the son of Gordon S. and Eleanor Lee Dills. Gordon was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport.

He was the Administrator of the Williamsport Home for 24 yrs. Gordon was a life long Mason and an avid life long fisherman He was a member of the Wheel Inn in Ralston,Pa. Gordon was a Navy veteran of the Second World War.

His first wife Marilyn J Dills preceded him in death.

He is survived by his second wife the former Eleanor L.(Confer) Knight. He and Eleanor would have celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary this coming September 11, 2008.

He is survived by his children Steven S.(Kathy) Dills of Richmond Virginia, Linda (Joseph) Alverson of West Olive, Michigan, Sally Lewis of Sugarland, Texas. Step sons Michael W. Knight of Montoursville and Matthew W. Knight of Williamsport. Gordon is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren He is survived by a sister Anita Rouff of Branson, Missouri and a brother Richard S. Dills of Garrett, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Susan K. Dills.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in Christ Episcopal Church 426 Mulberry Street in Williamsport on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Reeder will officiate. The burial services will be held at the convenience of the family and memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church 426 Mulberry Street Williamsport.

Crouse Funeral home is handling the arrangements.

Due to Dan's work, Gordon was presented with an Honorary Membership in the NFLCC. Another link to the golden age of tackle is now missing. Sad news indeed.

-- Dr. Todd

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