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Richard "Rick" Wayne Dillard (August 17, 1957 - January 18, 2008) was the patriarch of the Dillard family. He was the husband of Cathy Byrum, with whom he has 2 children and 5 grandchildren.


On August 20, 1978, Rick married Catherine "Cathy" Lynn George in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


The couple has 2 children.

Their first child, son Derick Michael, was born on March 9, 1989. He is married to Jill Duggar. Together, they have 3 children. Their first child, son Israel David, was born on April 6, 2015. Their second child, son Samuel Scott, was born on July 8, 2017. Their third child, son Frederick Michael, was born on July 7, 2022. The couple miscarried a child, River Bliss, in October 2021.

Their second child, son Daniel David, was born on December 3, 1990. He is married to Deena Tougaw. Together, they have 2 children. Their first child, son Jaxon Michael, was born on September 5, 2018. Their second child, son Brady Richard, was born on February 12, 2021. The couple suffered a miscarriage on May 5, 2020.



Rick graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1978. He was the school's mascot "Pistol Pete" from 1976 to 1978.

Law enforcement

Rick worked as a police officer at the Stillwater Police Department in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Rick worked as a police officer at the Rogers Police Department in Rogers, Arkansas.

Rick worked as a police officer at the Benton County Sheriff's Department in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Rick was elected and served two terms as constable of Esculapia Township, Arkansas.

Rick was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Police.


Rick worked as a deacon at Lakeside Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas.

Boy Scouts

Rick was a Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


On January 18, 2008, Rick died of a heart attack at his home in Rogers, Arkansas.