Edward Taylor Lilly
Edward Taylor Lilly, 79, of Shady Spring, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born on May 21, 1933 at Ellison Ridge, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard L. Lilly and Clarice E. Graham Lilly.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Lilly.
Edward was a retired coal miner with 33 years of service, was a member of the UMWA since 1956, and was a member and deacon of the Rich Creek Primitive Baptist Church near Matoaka, W.Va.
He was a Korean Conflict Veteran, having served in the US Army.
Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of 60 years, Virginia A. Wills Lilly. His children; Doug Lilly and his wife Rebecca of Nimitz, Larry Lilly and his wife Anna of Shady Spring, Sherry Lilly and her husband Gene of Jumping Branch, Beverly Underwood and her husband Randy of Coal City, and Carol Dameron and her husband Mark of Beckley. Brothers, Merlin Lilly and his wife Shirley of Ellison Ridge, Arnold R. Lilly and his wife Susie of Flat Top, Wilbert Lilly and his wife Nancy of Flat Top, Grady Lilly and his wife Diane of Ellison Ridge; a sister, Vada Wyrick and her husband Delmar of Radford, Va., and a sister-in-law Jo Marie Lilly of Clyde, Ohio. Grandchildren: Gena Smith, Jamie Lilly, Michael Lilly, Kristen Lea, James Underwood, Holly Howerton, Tiffany Dameron-Massie, and Christopher Dameron. Great-grandchildren, T.J. Smith, Aleah Lilly, Ariel Lilly, Kian Lilly, Arianna Lilly, Ashton Lilly, Gabby Massie, Brennan Dameron, and Taylor Miller.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 1 p.m., with Elder Tony Pack and Elder Sam Walker officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 32 Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry. net
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV, in memory of Mr. Edward Lilly.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.