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Joseph Don (Joe) Dills, 84, died on Sunday May 29th, 2022.

Joe was born May 19th, 1938, a son of the late Mac and Essie Ledford Dills of Franklin, NC.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Louise Dills Sprinkle, brothers Frank Dills, Barney Dills, Bob Dills, and Jerry Dills, and his daughter-in-law, Dawn Bradford Dills.

Joe is survived by his wife of 63 years Martha Sue Lucas Dills; son Marvin Wayne Dills; brothers Doug Dills and David Dills and his wife Lou; grandson Scott DeBruhl and his fiancee Mary Liverman; great-granddaughter Chloe DeBruhl; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe served 4 years in the Navy and then worked as a heavy equipment operator, logger, truck driver, and lastly retired from the paper mill when it was still Champion International.  He had a long-time hobby of woodworking and over the last 10 years enjoyed restoring old cars with his son and attending car shows.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 1, 2022 at Hockaday Funeral & Cremation Service.  The funeral service for Mr. Dills will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 2, 2022, in the Hockaday Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Samuel officiating.  Joe will be laid to rest at the Hawkins Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 5001 South Miami Blvd, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27703, (919) 463-8300.

Arrangements for Mr. Dills are under the care of Hockaday Funeral & Cremation Service of Roanoke Rapids, NC.