Bossman
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Saturday, February 19, 2005 7:43:54 PM
Long time carnival owner, Bill Dillard, age 75, of Edinburg TX passed away February 7, 2005 in McAllen TX after a short illness..Bill was past president of several carnival industry associations including OABA and SLA..I remember seeing Bill around the Gibtown Trade Show and annual OABA meetings several times..I know he owned Bill Dillard Exposition, Bill Dillard Shows and finally Cool Breeze Amusements.. Bill may have operated other shows that I am not aware of..If anyone has anything to add to this post, please free to do so..Funeral services for Bill were to be private..
BSA Mike
Saturday, February 19, 2005 7:56:48 PM
R.I.P

on a side note, boss you seem to be big in this forum, you got a thing for posting death notices?
Bossman
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Saturday, February 19, 2005 8:13:32 PM
Mike, all it is that they are past and present people that have effected our industry..Some of us like to know about their deaths..I am sure if a member of your family died, you would want the industry to know about it..
BSA Mike
Saturday, February 19, 2005 8:18:54 PM
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Originally posted by Bossman

Mike, all it is that they are past and present people that have effected our industry..Some of us like to know about their deaths..I am sure if a member of your family died, you would want the industry to know about it..



Not necessarily....
stip
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Saturday, February 19, 2005 8:37:14 PM
Thanks for the post Bossman. This forum helps some oldtimers keep up with old friends. Information they may not find out elsewhere.
pegasus2127
Sunday, February 20, 2005 8:33:07 AM
Thanks Bossman, I like keeping up with the History markers of this great industry. Just wondering how you found out about so many people, but appreacite the information.
Skywheelrider
Sunday, February 20, 2005 4:31:39 PM
Thanks Bossman. My prayers are with the family.
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -- Mark Twain
midway1962
Monday, February 21, 2005 1:13:00 PM
BILL DILLARD ALSO WORKED WITH ROD LINK AND FILLED ALOT OF DATES FOR HIM AS WELL AS BOUGHT SOME RIDES. LINK WENT AND PLAYED NEW YOUR ONE YEAR AND DILLARD PLAYED HIS ROUTE FOR HIM. ROD ALSO SENT RIDES TO LITTLE ROCK WHEN BILL HAD IT, HEY IS HIS SON BILL JR STILL IN THE BIZ ??
FOOD AND FUN
crnvl
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 9:36:34 PM
I will always miss that big smile of his. I can remember when he would bring a few pieces to Du Quoin, IL for Link.
bigeli
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Saturday, February 26, 2005 1:16:02 PM
I ran joints on his show for a season w/ Mark Sanders , matter a fact i wintered in McAllen one year . Sorry to hear of his passing , his son was kinda jerky though.....
So, in a few years, if you're walking down a midway and see a Sixcat or a Swinger or a bucket, look around. You might recognize an old man with a smile on his face. Especially if he's saying, "Hey Buddy, can I ask ya?" -sixcat,circa. 2007
the-haunted-mansion
Saturday, March 5, 2005 8:36:23 AM
His son being a jerk is very true
itsapartytx
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:14:18 PM
I’m sorry to hear that I joined Bill Dillard sho back in 88 until 95 . I spent many years in Edinburg Texas
itsapartytx
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:15:55 PM
I’m sorry to hear that I joined Bill Dillard sho back in 88 until 95 . I spent many years in Edinburg Texas