Nancy Frey Dillard

By  | November 17, 2020 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

Dr. Nancy Frey Dillard died Monday. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee, grew up in Charlotte, Tennessee and was a longtime resident of Huntsville. She was the daughter of Margaret Frey Dillard and Marvin Ransom Dillard.

After studies at the University of South Carolina and Duke University, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and taught at the University of Alabama Huntsville as an English Professor, retiring after 33 years.

She inspired many with her love of animals, gardening and poetry, which were mainstays in her life.

She is survived by her sister, Linda Dillard Hook (Jimmy) of Columbia, South Carolina; brother, Randy Dillard (Pricilla) of Charlotte, Tennessee; sister, Jeannie Dillard of White Bluff, Tennessee; her dear friends and second family, who loved and cared for her, Alice Dilbeck, Betsy Applegate and Rachael Reavis; her longtime friend, John Kiser; her devoted kitty, Sweetie Face, and many cousins in Tennessee. A special cousin, Jack Dillard Ashley, deceased, was a lasting influence throughout her teaching and life.

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