Nathaniel Dillon, Jr., known as Bubba, was born January 22, 1958, in Jackson, Mississippi, to Nathaniel Sr. and Sharon Louise Dillon. He was the baby of five. His father, Nathaniel Sr., older brother, Eugene and nephew, Douglas, preceded him in death.
At an early age, Nathaniel’s mother moved to Chicago, for a short time. In 1968, she moved Nathaniel and his sister Lindsey to California. He attended John Muir Junior High School and graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1976. Nathaniel worked at St. Regis Paper Company in the City of Commerce and GTE as a coin collector for three years.
Nathaniel relocated back to Mississippi, where he worked various jobs until he found the job of his life as a truck driver for KLLM Trucking, in Slidell, Louisiana. In 2001, Nathaniel moved back to California and remained in the City of Inglewood until his untimely death.
Nathaniel’s love for his mother was indescribable. He dedicated the last six years of his life taking care of his mother. His love for Christ was indescribable as well.
Bubba, as he was so well known, loved by most everyone he came in contact with. He made a special connection with the seniors in the building where he lived, going out of his way to help everyone. Bubba always had a love for old cars. He enjoyed buying cars cheap, then fixing them up, never wanting anything new or a car payment.
On Monday, August 5, 2013, Nathaniel was called home to be with his Lord. He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Sharon Knox; his love and best friend, Yvette Williams; three sisters, Helen Shoemo of Long Beach, CA, Blondie Powell of Inglewood, CA and Lindsey Dillon of Gardena, CA; one sister-in-law, Lovey Dillon of Torrance, CA; one brother-in-law, Thomas Powell, Sr. of Los Angeles, CA; three nieces, Brenda Ross (Darrel), Sharon Dillon and Kimberly Powell; three nephews, Dennis Dillon, Thomas Powell, Jr. and Quantraill Marbury; one great nephew, Darryl Wagner; two great nieces, Rashana Ross and Jennifer Powell; two great-great nieces, Tierrah and Anniyah Powell; one great-great-great niece, Milayiah; and a host of cousins, other relatives, friends and neighbors.