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Obituary for Donald J. Lilly

Donald J. Lilly, age 90, of Blountstown passed away Monday, June 18, 2018. Born in Sturgis, Michigan, September 18, 1927, Donald was the son of the late Marshall L. and Caroline (Thurber) Lilly. He earned his PHD in Divinity and proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. In Blountstown he worked in construction and was a small business owner selling trusses and hardware.
In addition to his parents, Marshall and Caroline Lilly, he was preceded in death by his son, Theodore Lilly, his brother, Calvin Lilly and a sister, Vera Lilly.
Survivors include his wife, Doris of Blountstown; his son Joe Lilly and wife, Janice, also of Blountstown; daughters, Patti Mailhot and husband, Dale of Tallahassee and Karen Pitts and her husband, Willie of Blountstown; grandchildren, Abel, Jennifer, Joshua, Jared, Daniel, Mark, David, Savannah and Sarah; great grandchildren, Benjamin, Callahan, Eliza, Caleb, Emily, Timothy, Sam, Addison, and Thallen; and brothers, Lloyd Lilly of Goshen, Indiana and Gordon Lilly of Branson, Missouri.
The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 20 at Adams Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21 at Williams Memorial Methodist Church with Dr. Ken Taylor and Josh Lilly officiating. Interment will be in Williams Memorial Cemetery.
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