Jill Duggar’s Fiance Derick Dillard: Facts

Derick has only one sibling:¬†It may take a bit of getting used to for Derick, who has just one brother, to feel comfortable at Duggar gatherings, with Jill’s 18 brothers and sisters. He reportedly enjoys the Duggars so far, though, saying, “You have to come in armed with good jokes and I usually have Skittles as well.”

Derick is an accountant for Walmart: Although Jill and Derick became acquainted when he was doing humanitarian work in Nepal, Derick returned to the US in January 2014. He has an accounting degree from Oklahoma State and is currently working as a tax accountant for Walmart.

Derick’s dad, Rick Dillard, passed away suddenly when Derick was a college freshman. His mom has since remarried.

Derick was Pistol Pete — Pistol Pete is Oklahoma State’s mascot. His dad had been Pistol Pete also when he went to OSU.

Derick lives just 45 minutes from the Duggars. Despite his recent overseas addresses, Derick grew up in Rogers, AK — just 45 minutes from the Duggar family. Derick and Jill’s dad, Jim Bob Duggar, were prayer partners, and through that connection Derick “met” Jill through Skype sessions.

 Derick is 25. Jill just turned 23.

The couple got engaged March 29, on a walk after lunch. In true conservative Duggar fashion, chaperones (Jill’s sisters Jana and Joy Anna) followed behind. The wedding is set for June 21 — Prince William’s birthday!

The couple’s wedding site is available online. Here it is, complete with their registries — just in case you want to send the happy couple a juicer or a grain mill.

Derick is on Twitter. So is Jill. Follow them, and you can be among the first to see news they post.

Jill and Derick’s wedding will undoubtedly be a huge part of next season’s 19 Kids and Counting. Will you be watching?

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard’s Wedding Plans

15 thoughts on “Jill Duggar’s Fiance Derick Dillard: Facts

  1. Im so happy for you and your upcoming marriage. Your a beautiful woman in love. It is a blessing you have found your soul mate. Linda from Nashville Tn.

  2. Good jokes and Skittles… sounds like a plan! I’m really happy for her, she seems like a real sweet girl. I will be watching eventually… we are watching on Netflix and are way behind… Josie just came home from the hospital. I don’t know what age she is now, but I know it’s been a while.

  3. I’ll be watching, if I remember it. I watched last night, and enjoyed it.

  4. Maybe there is a Duggar sister for Derick’s brother??

  5. They are a beautiful couple…I loved Derrick’s proposal to Jill, the song was amazing…it’s all so refreshing and pure. I LOVE THE LORD AND GOD IS TRULY GOOD.

  6. Jill and Derick – you are so in love and it makes me happy to see you together. It’s a great start to a marriage and I am sure you will find each other as soul mates and best friends, as the years go by. That’s how it should be! You’ll make beautiful babies and wonderful parents and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!!!

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