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Herbert Phelps Dillon, II

Herbert Phelps Dillon, II
  • December 27, 1944 - January 26, 2018
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Contributions can be made in his memory to:
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation
    P.O. Box 5014
    Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

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“I worked with Phelps at Southern Galleries. He was a very kind spirit. Heaven will be even more Beautiful! ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Karen Currin - Atlanta, GA

“We loved Phelps and have always loved him. We moved to Mt. Pleasant about the same time he did and were so very fortunate to meet him at...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jean Lang - mt. pleasant, SC

“So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. If we can do anything for you, please let us know. Love and...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: JOHN and Kathy MCLAURIN - SC

“sorry for your loss ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: teka mclaurin - north charleston, SC

“Theresa and Family:I was so saddened to learn of the passing of your dear husband, father and brother. Please accept my sincerest sympathy.As you...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: R. Allen Young - Mount Pleasant, SC


Herbert Phelps Dillon II, age 73, passed away at his home in Mount Pleasant surrounded by his family on January 26, 2018.
He was born in Martinsville, VA, on December 27, 1944, to Herbert Phelps Dillon and Helen (Janulis) Dillon. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Interior Design and, with the Viet Nam war raging, immediately enlisted in the Army as a medic. After his tour of duty he worked at Radford College as a designer and was later promoted to business manager.

However, his first love was interior design. While vacationing in Litchfield he saw an ad for an interior designer at Southeastern Galleries and immediately applied for the position. He was employed there for almost forty years, retiring two years ago. He loved his work and he loved his clients, developing close friendships with many of them
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He is survived by Theresa, his wife of 47 years, his children, Nikolaus Dillon (Deanne) of Mechanicsville, VA; Angela Dillon of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, Stanley Dillon of Martinsville, VA; three sisters Brenda Fastabend (Bill) of Lynchburg, VA; Camellia Joyce (J.B.) of Severna Park, MD; and Karen Dillon of Richmond Virginia; two granddaughters, Olivia and Isabelle Dillon; plus ten nieces and nephews. Phelps was a kind and gentle soul and will by missed by all who knew him.

On Saturday, April 14 at 3:00 pm, please join us as we celebrate the life and share memories of Phelps Dillon, Interior Designer, Southeastern Galleries. The celebration will be held at Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle Street, Mount Pleasant. We look forward to sharing this remembrance with all his friends and clients.

Contributions can be made in his memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or to the Alzheimer's Association SC Chapter, 2090 Executive Hall Road, suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407.

Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.