Arthur Brinson (Pete) Dilday Jr.

Posted at 11:44 AM on Nov 7, 2017


Mr. Arthur Brinson (Pete) Dilday Jr., 79, of Statesville, passed away peacefully Friday, November 3, 2017, at his home. He was born on June 10, 1938, in Norfolk, Va., and was a son of the late Arthur Brinson Dilday Sr. and Pearl Voliva Dilday Milburn. He was a member of the Virginia National Guard and had a more than 30-year career with Ryder Truck Rental in Hickory, N.C. He was an avid fan of NASCAR racing, street rod cars and NFL football.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Myrna Anne Marzolf Dilday. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his brother, Donald Dilday; his sister, Aileen Coggeshall; sons Thomas Dilday and Bruce Dilday (Shari); and step-daughters, Claudia Plybon (James), Kelly Boyd (John) and Kim Schutt (Jeff). Pete had eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services celebrating Pete’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Nicholson Funeral Home with Dr. J. B. Parker, Jr. officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service. Private burial will take place later.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to

Memorials may be given to The Gordon Hospice House, c/o Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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