Todd Allen Dillard, 39, passed suddenly and peacefully at his home on September 17, 2020. The funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:30am at Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, Arizona. Interment will be held at a later date.
Todd was born in Beaumont, Texas to Scott Dillard and Jan Dillard. He was raised in Beaumont and graduated from the University of Houston with his Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He received his J.D. from Loyola University in New Orleans. He went on to earn his LL. M. in Energy Law and Natural Resources at the University of Houston. He was practicing with Robert S. Lynch and Associates in Phoenix, Arizona at the time of his passing.
Todd was an avid LSU fan and had an incredible Coach O impression. His family was his top priority, followed closely by tacos. He was looking forward to his upcoming wedding in November, which had been postponed from earlier this year due to COVID. His hobbies included golf, fly fishing, and keeping Amelia and Kerri happy and laughing. He truly shined being a father. The best parts of him, including his larger than life personality and laugh that could fill the room will be carried on through Amelia. He left a lasting impression and we will carry him with us eternally.
He is survived by his fiancée, Kerri Carnes and his beloved daughter, Amelia.
Todd was the youngest of five brothers and his survivors also include: mother, Jan Dillard; father and step mother, Scott and Lue Dillard; brothers, Chris Dillard (Kendra), Doug Dillard (Jewell), Mike Maddux (Kathleen), Michael Dillard (Annie); his nephew and godson Thomas Dillard; nieces and nephews, Harrison, Reilly, Alex, Andrew, Logan, Christine, Braden, Teagen; his former wife Janel Glynn; and numerous other cherished family members. He was preceded in death by grandparents Bob and Mary Dillard, Arthur and Lorraine Zielinski, and uncle Doug Dillard.
In this time of COVID, and to respect the safety of Todd’s family and friends, attendance of the in-person service will be limited. A live stream of the service will be made available to attend remotely or to watch at a later date and time. To access the live stream, search YouTube for; Memorial Mass – Todd Allen Dillard. (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_RdskuBsVw)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amelia’s education at St. Thomas the Apostle School via Venmo @STA-supports, Comments: Dillard, or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Sending prayers and thoughts.
Tim and Kathy Donovan
Wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Meagan Staton Cropper
I remember Todd as my favorite kindergarten square dance partner. He was a kind soul with a generous heart. I am so sorry to hear of his sudden passing. My prayers are with you all at this time.
Kerri, Amelia, and Todd’s entire family (including the Lynch crew):
We are so sorry for your loss and wanted you to know that we are sending you our thoughts and condolences at this sad time. We enjoyed and appreciated the time we had to get to know Todd, and to enjoy his humor. He was such a kind soul, and we will all miss him terribly.
The CREDA Board
Our deepest sympathy to Janel, Amelia and the Dillard family.
Sending love and prayers for the Carnes and Dillard family. From the first time I met Todd to the last time I saw him there was always laughter, joy and happiness. He will be missed more than most of us can ever understand.
John & Pat Pierce
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Jan, I’m so sorry about Todd. I didn’t know him as an adult but I remember what a fun little boy he was. My prayers are with you and your family.
Terry and I were so saddened to hear this news. We love you and you are all in our prayers. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Love you and praying for inner peace.
Terry & Cindy Radtke
Glenn and Marcee Worthey and Boys
Praying for all the family at this tine. May the Lord comfort you and keep you . We love you.
To the family of Todd Allen Dillard, I didn’t know Todd, and heard about his sudden passing from Mr. Trousdale via his Facebook posting. Although Todd is much younger than me, he was part of Soundpower, a forever organization of beautiful music and beautiful souls as well as an alum of University of Houston, my alma mater of which I am very proud. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss of a person who left this life too young, what a life contribution he made!
Nora and Saul Saldana
May God give you comfort and peace in this difficult time. May he surround you with those who love you and give you strength even as you grieve.
Dick and Mary Robson
Prayers during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.
In a time of uncertainty and unrest, our story of how we came to be friends is one I’ll always look to as proof that it really is just that easy to be kind, tolerant, and accepting if you choose to be. I am grateful to hear that Amelia has your greatest qualities: living and laughing out loud. That means there’s still a lot of good left here on Earth.
Thank you, Ms. Dillard, Ms. Lanasa, and Michael for sharing Todd with The Gipson Family.
I was so sad to hear of Todd’s passing. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of him. It was a joy to know him in high school. My sincerest condolences.
I am so sorry to have learned about your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort during this hard time.
My deepest condolences are with Kerri and the family during this difficult time. What a tremendous loss. Todd had the most amazing sense of humor and was such a joy to be around.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you grace and faith during this difficult time. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Barbara Lacy
Sorry for your loss and Amelia’s loss. .