James Robert Lilly Jr., 88, of Spanishburg died peacefully Tuesday evening, October 12, 2021, at his home in Spanishburg. Born June 26, 1933, in Spanishburg, he was the son of the late James Robert Lilly and Mattie Agnes Wikle Lilly. Jimmy served his country proudly with the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was well known in the Mercer County area for having worked at several feed stores serving local farmers. His first love was farming, he truly enjoyed working on his farm, raising cattle and putting up hay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Dora Makszuz and Harriet Magdelina Lilly Reynolds. Survivors include a very special cousin, Sonny Lilly who was like a brother to Jimmy and many other cousins whom he dearly loved. His family has honored his wishes, he has been cremated and at a later date inurnment will be in the Reid Cemetery at Spanishburg. Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com. The Lilly Family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
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