James “Jim D” Wilbur Dillon, 67, of Brockton died Nov. 8, 2022.
He was born in Boulder, Colo., Jan. 22, 1955, to Charles and Jean Dillon. He spent his childhood in Victor. He moved to Concrete, Wash., in high school and graduated there. He attended Eastern Washington University and earned a bachelor’s degree in education. Later in life, he continued his education at University of Montana in Missoula and received his master’s degree.
In 1978, he married Marty. In 1980, they had a son, Chaz. Soon after, they moved to Brockton and had two daughters Kari and Caitlin.
He began teaching at Brockton Schools in 1980 and spent the rest of his teaching career there until retiring in 2006. He took on various roles such as assistant administrator, junior high science, high school art and supervisor for student council. He was very interactive with his students and was always known for hanging out in the hallway at lunch taking the time to get to know each of his students. He loved rewarding his students for their accomplishments. He also had a deep love for high school sports. He could be seen doing everything from announcing the starting lineup, taking stats and even sweeping the floors. He loved chaperoning the high school basketball tournaments.
Later in life, he enjoyed visiting with friends, attending auctions and hanging out with and spoiling his grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marty; sister, Colleen; and adopted son, Sean Bighorn.
He is survived by his son, Chaz; daughters, Kari and Caitlin; five grandsons; sister, Shannon; and adopted sons, Joseph Chase Sr. and Adrien Spotted Bird Jr.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 12, at Brockton High School. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.