Lilly, Robert Mason

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lilly_robert_masonRobert Mason Lilly, 72 of Narrows, Virginia, and Sun City Center, Florida, passed away Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 following an extended illness. He was born in Sun, West Virginia on January 7th, 1942, and was the son of the late Mason Lilly and Delora “Pat” Lilly. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by family members, Joe Ogle, Bernice Ogle, Gail Robinson, Beverly Harvey, Dan Vernon and Ronald Worrell.

Upon graduating from Concord College, Bob began his teaching career in Gap Mills, West Virginia, and continued for almost 40 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator with Giles County Public Schools. He served as treasurer of the Giles Education Association Credit Union for 30 years, and shared his passions for learning and music throughout his life.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 52 years, Carol Ogle Lilly; his son, Robert Mason (Bobby) Lilly, Jr. and wife Tia of Narrows; his daughter, Terri Lilly Lowe and husband Patton of Clemmons, North Carolina; three granddaughters, Madison Lilly, Natalie Lowe, and Caroline Lowe; two sisters, Linda Vernon of Salem, and Dreama Settle and husband Cleve of Peterstown. Other extended family includes Marguerite Good and husband Billy, Gene Ogle and wife Kathy, Pam Turner and husband Roger, Tommy Ogle, Joey Ogle, Dick Robinson, Glenda Worrell, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss his fun loving spirit and words of wisdom.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 4 PM at First United Methodist Church in Narrows with Rev. Jason Stubblefield and Rev. Christopher Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church Sunday from 1 PM until just prior to the service. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund; P.O. Box 398; Narrows, Virginia 24124.

The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at