Delmer Lilly

December 3, 1949 - March 10, 2012
Delmer Lilly


“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Delmer Lilly, 62 of Shallotte, NC passed away March 10, 2012 at home after a battle with cancer he fought heroically and never once gave up.

He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 34 years Brenda Mangus Lilly of Shallotte, NC; three loving daughters, Tara Lilly Williams of Reynoldsburg, OH, Sarah Lilly of Charleston, SC, and Jessica Lilly Roscoe of Shallotte, NC; His granddaughter and joy of his life, Alexis Diane Lilly of Charleston, SC, Grandson Jake Walker of Reynoldsburg, OH and expecting a 3rd grandchild later this year; Mother-in-Law Betty Reid of Lake Park, GA; Son-in-law Russell Roscoe of Shallotte, NC; Three brothers, John and wife Pat Lilly of Cleveland, OH, Steve and wife Cookie Lilly of Tornado, WV, and Troy and wife Carol Byrd of Charleston, WV; Two sisters, Judy Gagnon of Macedon, NY and Mary Legg of Nitro, WV. Sister-in-law Stella Adair of Cross Lanes, WV; Nephews Dennis Mangus of Shallotte, NC, Josh Hatfield and wife Nikki of Cross Lanes, WV, Steve Yoho and wife Jessica of Marietta, OH and Harold Yoho of Marietta, OH; Nieces Emmy Alkire and husband Darrin of Marietta, OH and Jennifer Becker and husband Nathan of Marietta, OH; Delmer was blessed with many friends in which he loved dearly.

Delmer is preceded in death by his mother, Adelphia Lilly, his father Coy Lilly, brother Gene Lilly and sister Janie Lilly.

Delmer was born December 3, 1949 in Charleston, WV. He was an operator at DuPont for 19 years and a Vietnam veteran, a true warrior. Delmer was an outdoorsman and had such a love for nature. He enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing, hunting and traveling the US in his motor home. But above all else, he just enjoyed being our “Pop”.

“To dwell in the hearts of those we leave behind, is not to die.”

Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to:
Delmer Lilly Fund
Post Office Box 3288
Shallotte, NC 28459

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  • March 16, 2012
    Larry Slavens says:
    Delmer, Rest In Peace my friend. I'll always remember the good times on Pioneer Drive, the "trailer", your Cuda and my Studebaker, the "Lilly Pad", and you know the rest that I can't remember. Say "Hello" to Gene and Dave for me. See ya soon. Brenda, I'm thinking of you and your family and wish you hadn't had to go through all of this. If there is "ANYTHNG" that you need done here in WV, just say the word.

  • March 13, 2012
    Carol Shivertaker Arban says:
    So sorry for your loss. May God fill your heart with comfort and peace.

  • March 13, 2012
    Brad Fulford says:
    I will always remember the good times watching baseball an just catching up on all things sports with my bud delmer..he taught me so many ways to appreciate life and don't hold back on anything, fight for anything u believe in!!..Ill always love u my good friend..RIP

  • March 13, 2012
    Nikki Hatfield says:
    I really miss ya and always will but i know ur in heaven lookin down watching over us. U welcomed me to the family with open arms, u were always such a good listener. U will b remembered. When i think of u i will think back to this past summer in the ocean u floating on that orange raft. That's how i will remember u. I love ya delmer i know when my time comes ill feel better just knowing u will b there to welcome me. Love and miss ya always

  • March 13, 2012
    John & Jill Snodgrass says:
    Sorry for your loss RIP Delmer.