December 17, 1947 ‒ January 02, 2019
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Dale Lilly went to be with the Lord, after a battle with bone cancer, Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. He was 71.
He was born December 17, 1947 in Cool Ridge, West Virginia to parents Denver & Ilene (Gore) Lilly. A patriot, he proudly served his country by joining the US Army in 1968. He was honorably discharged and continued camaraderie with fellow veterans as a member of Irvin Hiskey Post # 535 American Legion in Bellville and VFW 5101 in Lexington.
He spent his career dedicated to his family’s company, Lilly Industries in Williamsport, eventually running the company for over 20 years. Dale also was a trustee for Perry Township in Morrow County.
Dale loved to travel, camping in his RV. He and Dianna traveled all over the US and also enjoyed cruises. Special trips to country home West Virginia were he especially loved connecting with his extended family.
With a heart dedicated to the Lord on July 18, 2018, Dale accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was gracious and giving, family came first in the heart of Dale, and even his work family was treated as one of his own.
He is survived by his loving wife Dianna Lilly; children Phil (Niki) Lilly, Jamie Lilly, and Travis (Amanda) Lilly; daughter-in-law Shanda Lilly; grandchildren Laura, Hayle, Denver, Devon, Gunnar, Shelbey, Gracie, Presley, and Hadley; great-grandchildren Laynae and Sophia; siblings Gene Lilly, Roman Lilly, Linda Sue Lilly, Bob Lilly, Deb Gates, Jim Harvey, and Roger Harvey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his son Robert Lilly; his step-mother Virginia (Davis) Lilly; and siblings Elizabeth McNutt, Tommy Lilly, Sharon Harvey, Alma Evans, and Sherry Harvey.
The Lilly family will receive friends Friday, January 4, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Dale’s life will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. Dale’s Brother-in-law, Jeff Fairchild will speak. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.
Contributions in Dale’s memory to American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dale’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com