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 13, 2012
    Josh Hatfield says:
    The loss of Delmer is felt throughout the world of his friends and family. He will always be here with us. Even though there has been a great distance between us all for so long he is and has been the only father figure I've ever had and i will always be thankful for the moments i had with him. If i am ever able to become half the man he was, half the husband and the father and the friend that he was and will always be, then i will feel like i have succeeded in life. He's twice the man any of us could hope to be.

  • March 13, 2012
    Kevin Farrell says:
    RIP Delmer, Thoughts and Prayers are with your family and loved ones.

  • March 13, 2012
    Patti Utt Molin says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember Delmar just like it was 1967! Patti Utt Molin

  • March 13, 2012
    John Arthur says:
    Brenda Im so SORRY for your Loss. I remember some good times with Delmar, an considered him a good friend. Again (Im Very Sorry) May OUR GOD Bless YOU an YOURS thru these times. John

  • March 13, 2012
    Ron and Jean Brown says:
    Ron and I worked with Delmer when he was at Belle. So sorry to here of his passing. He was a joy to work with and always spoke fondly of his wife and family. I pray the Peace of God on his family during this trying time but remember it is but a short time and you will be reunited with him in heaven for eternity.