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William Hamilton Appleton

October 24, 1978 ~ June 28, 2021 (age 42)

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Obituary

William Hamilton Appleton was born in Montgomery County, Maryland on October 24, 1978 to his biological parents, William and Karin Appleton.  At the age of 18 months, Billy was welcomed into the loving home of his adoptive parents, Lee and Catherine Dillon.  He passed away at the age of 42 on Monday, June 28, 2021 in Milan, Tennessee.

Billy was raised in Newark, Delaware, attended Christiana High School and later earned his GED.  He was employed as a stone fabricator in the Wilmington area.  He relocated to Tennessee and became employed as an aluminum fabricator with Alcoa Corporation.   While living in Tennessee, Billy married his wife, Brittany and became a father to her daughter, Leah, later adopting her as his own.  He took great pride and enjoyment in his home and property, as well as his beloved dogs.  Billy attended Sitka Church of Christ in Milan.  Billy truly loved his family, his job and the people at Sitka Church very much.

In addition to his parents, wife and daughter, Billy is survived by his brother, John; his sisters, Karen and Barbara; his half-brother, Jesse; his half-sisters, Ruth and Crystal; his step mother, Tina; his aunts, Andrea and Marlene; his cousins, Daniel and Mariah; many dear friends in Delaware and Tennessee. 

Billy was predeceased by his brothers, Frazier, Rodger, Johnny and Michael; his sisters, Diane and Kristin.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Wednesday, July 28 from 4:00-5:00PM, with funeral services immediately following.  Interment will be held privately in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Billy may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19804 or The Ministry of Caring, 115 East 14th Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
July 28, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Funeral Service
Wednesday
July 28, 2021

5:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins

Private Interment

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808

Donations

Faithful Friends
12 Germay Drive, Wilmington DE 19804
Tel: 1-302-427-8514
Web: http://www.faithfulfriends.us

Ministry of Caring
115 E. 14th Street, Wilmington DE 19801-3209
Web: https://www.ministryofcaring.org

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