Henry Leslie "Red" Dillingham, Jr.

Born on December 1, 1928

Departed on April 20, 2017 and resided in West Nashville, TN

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Henry Leslie “Red” Dillingham, Jr. age 88, passed away Thursday morning April 20, 2017. Preceded in death by loving wife of 63 years, Juanita Dillingham; parents, Henry Leslie Dillingham, Sr. and Annie Laurie Dillingham; son-in-law, Fred Hansford; granddaughter, Pam Ogletree, and great grandson Kaleb Ryan Bishop; brothers, William (Bill) Dillingham and Robert “Peanut” Dillingham.


He is survived by daughters, Pamela Sharpe of Nashville, Jeannie Hansford, of Centerville; sons, Douglas (JoAnn) Dillingham, of Tazewell TN, Jeffrey (Cheryl) Dillingham, of Nashville; brother, Jack (Irene) Dillingham; grandchildren, Rhonda (Dana) Finnegan, Kerri Bishop, Rachel (Jonathan) Davis, Emily(Eric) Vanderhei, Sarah Baker, Ryan (Erin Mullenex) Dillingham; seventeen great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, a host of nieces and nephews, special friends friends Ginny and Bernard Watson, and many “adopted” children and grandchildren.


He retired from Third National/Suntrust Bank and was a long time member of Hillview Church of Christ.


Honorary pallbearers: Jack Dillingham, Tom Trisdale, and retirees of Third National Bank/Suntrust Bank.


Pallbearers Jonathan Davis, Eric Vanderhei, Ryan Dillingham, Brian Dillingham, Dana Finnegan, Jordan Finnegan.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to HCMS/Friend of Fred Fund which helps students of Hickman County Middle School with school related expenses. This was one charity near and dear to Mr Dillingham’s heart.


A Celebration of Life will be on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 11:00am, at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Lee Wildman and Jim Michaels officiating. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.


Visitation will be on Sunday from 1:00pm until 7:00pm, and on Monday from 9:00am until the service time at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike (615) 352-9400.


9 Comments to Mr. Henry Leslie "Red" Dillingham, Jr.

  1. Jane Kirk
    April 21, 2017 12:50 pm

    My condolences to all of you on the loss of your dad. Pam, know that we are all thinking of you and your family and keep you in our prayers. May you take comfort knowing that your dad is at peace now and reunited with other loved ones. Holding you close and may the peace of God be with you.



  2. Stephen Barrett
    April 22, 2017 1:20 am

    Mr. Red was such a wonderful man. He would come by Walmart and would stop and talk with me each time he was there. He was a good man and was strong in his faith. I have missed him since transferring to another store a little over a year ago. I know I will see him in Heaven.

  3. Pamela Counts
    April 22, 2017 9:53 am

    Rest in peace. I will miss your walkthru at Walmart. You would always stop an talk to me. You were always so kind. We at Walmart 659 will miss you
    Our deepest condolences to the family

  4. Tami D Cantwell
    April 22, 2017 12:46 pm

    Thinking of Jeff and all the family at this time. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

  5. Veronica Lemay
    April 22, 2017 12:48 pm

    Everyone of us at WalMart will miss Mr .Red he always had a smile and a good word. Go rest high on that mountain Mr Red. You will be missed.

  6. Angie Oliphant
    April 22, 2017 9:49 pm

    Jeff, I’ll be praying for your family, My deepest condolences for all of your family during this time..

  7. Jackie Johnson (Walmart)
    April 22, 2017 11:10 pm

    I will miss you Mr.Red aka(grandaddy) .Luv you so much! You were a blessing to all of us! Rest in Peace!

  8. David Brooks
    April 24, 2017 10:26 am

    A very kind and nice person who will truly be missed…R.I.P. Mr.”Red”

  9. Emilio
    April 24, 2017 1:46 pm

    Please accept my sincere condolences during this time of grief. My hope is that the words of Christ Jesus be of comfort, when he stated that “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out” (John 5: 28, 29). We can also take comfort in God’s personal promise to “wipe out every tear” and that soon, even “death will be no more” (Revelation 21: 4).

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