Services for flight nurse Jim Dillow are being held
tomorrow and Saturday. Neighbors in Dillow's
Neighbors describe Jim as a fun loving person who enjoyed making people laugh.
Pastor Tim Lehman says, "One of the families in our church shared how one of our children injured their head and Jim was here at church so they took him to Jim and Jim looked at him and said, 'Oh I better sit down I don't do well with blood'. And he did that to make them fell comfortable."
It was his sense of humor and smile that Jim brought with him every day to work. Something very influential led him into the health field. Leyman says,
"Twenty-two years ago tomorrow there were two people from our church family coming home from college killed in a car accident Jim was also attending college there he came upon the scene and saw them and called the pastor here and let them know what had happened. And I believe it was that event that made him want to be a nurse and to help people." Pastor Lehman says Jim's four children and wife Rachel are doing remarkably well. They're leaning on the church and community for support. He also gives neighbors and friends this reminder... "The support is there right now but the pattern is in a tragedy like this down the road people often forget they still hurt. I think we would all do well to remember we need to continue to be there in the months and years ahead."
Local emergency services will hold a walk through--saluting Jim's years of dedication as a first responder.