Jack Dillashaw

Obituary of Jack Donald Dillashaw

Jack Dillashaw Obituary

Jack D. Dillashaw, 90, died peacefully on October 16, 2022 at his North Charleston, SC home with his family by his side. Jack was born January 25, 1932 in McCormick, SC to Milford and Corrie Dillashaw. He grew up playing outside with his brothers and sister, playing “speed ball” with his rubber ball and stick, and making guitars out of cigar boxes and wires from a screen. In his teen years, he was in a band with his brothers and friends which eventually led him to meet his wife.

Jack married Gladys Southerland on September 4, 1952. The two were each other’s lifelong companions, being married 70 years up until he passed away. They were blessed with four daughters – Jacqueline (Jackie), Gwendalyn (Gwen), Tambra (Tammy), and Sabreena. Jack also served in the U.S. National Guard and the Army.

They lived in different places throughout the years, but after his freight agent job at the railroad led them to North Charleston, SC, that is where they settled in. During his later years, he enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his bike, taking walks around the neighborhood, sitting in the sun, and playing his music instruments. Through all his endeavors, he maintained his sense of humor and silliness.

Jack is survived by his wife, Gladys; three daughters, Gwen, Tammy, and Sabreena; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his oldest daughter, Jackie Gardner; three brothers, Milford Jr., Lawrence, and Robert; and one sister, Christine.

Jack is especially remembered for his diligence, generosity, silliness, and casual but wise comments about life. A couple of those are “What will be will be” and “Always do your best because it won’t be good enough anyway”. He will certainly be missed.

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