Walter Raleigh Lilly Jr.
(September 4, 1937 - June 9, 2013)
The very kind and loving Walter R. Lilly Jr. went to Heaven on 6/9/2013.
He is survived by his loving wife, Chloe Dell, 2 wonderful Sons, Gregory Allen Lilly and Craig Eugene Lilly, 1 Grand-Daughter, Krystle, 2 Grandsons, Levi and Shane, 1 Grand-daughter-in-law, Kaleigh and 1 Great-Grandson, Connor and 2 daughter-in-laws, Edith and Margie and 1 older sister, Elmabel.
Walt was the BEST Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather that there could ever be. He was loved so dearly by all.
Walt was always a happy guy, and liked to make little jokes to everyone. He had a very quick wit about him. Everyone loved his jokes. He loved taking pictures, took lots of them, ever since he took photography in high school.
After graduating high school in 1955, he joined the Army in September of 1955. Took Basic Training and then he was stationed in Germany. It was in Germany, he bought his first nice camera, a 35 MM Voightlander. When he had a free weekend, he would tour different places in Germany and take pictures. After Germany, he was stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado and was there until he got out of the Army in September 18,1958.
It was in Colorado Springs, Colorado that he met the One and Only Love Of His Life. Got married on 3/21/1958. He was so happy to have 55 wonderful years of married life, with God's Blessings along the way.
After getting out of Army, he moved back to his home town and lived there rest of his life.
Walt was such a wonderful man, always wanted everyone to be happy. He felt very very blessed to be the Father of 2 wonderful sons. He was so proud of them and was such a devoted father to them. Later, he was overjoyed to become a Grandfather, then also became a Great Grandfather. Wow, he lived to see 4 generations. He always felt very Blessed to have a wonderful family.
When he was young he loved to go Gold panning, always hoping to find that "BIG" nugget. Also loved doing lots of wood projects.
Walt was a very hard worker and could do just about anything you ask him to do. His email address, crafty_walt said it all.
Walt loved going to our little Westminster Presbyterian church, a one and only kind of church. He loved all the people there and just loved going to the Men's Bible study every Saturday morning. He thought Pastor Paul was the greatest.
He has gone to Heaven, WILL BE MISSED SO VERY MUCH BY US ALL EVERY DAY, but HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER.