Alan Gault Dillard, Jr., 80, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2019 with family by his side in Charlottesville, Virginia. Alan is survived by his wife Daphne “Penny” Dillard, children Sharon Mast and husband Rick, Sandy van der Vaart and husband Don and Alan Gault Dillard III (Trey) and wife Angela, brother Mitch, as well as eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
While working as a police officer, Alan developed a business paving driveways which eventually led to the founding of A.G. Dillard, Jr. Paving, Inc. in 1966. Over the next two decades, the business grew under Alan’s leadership to include grading, utilities and concrete services and ultimately led to him changing the company’s name to A.G. Dillard Inc. to better reflect its expansion.
Along with his career and work ethic, he had a passion for auto racing that started all the way back in Texas. He built and raced his own cars with much success in Texas and continued upon his return to Virginia. He gave up driving in the mid-1970s and took a break from motorsports before returning in the mid-1980s as a NASCAR team owner. He enjoyed success at the highest levels of stock car racing before retiring fully from the sport in the mid-1990s.