Edward Lilly, age 90, of Charlottesville, and
currently living in Roanoke, Virginia, passed away
peacefully on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
He was born November 18, 1923, in Ellicott City,
Maryland, son of the late Charles E. Lilly, Sr. and
Anna Knight Lilly. He was preceded in death by an
infant son, Charles E. Lilly, III; by his wife,
Charlotte L. Lilly; by three brothers, Robert E.
Lilly, James F. Lilly and Richard Lilly; and by one
sister, Bertha L. Phillips.
He is survived by a daughter, Carol J. Lilly of
Birmingham, Alabama; a son, Calvin L. Lilly and wife
Wanda of Roanoke, Virginia; four grandchildren,
Jason Hooper, Meagan Hooper, Sarah Lilly and Susan
Lilly; and three great-grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb
and Samuel Hooper.
Affectionately known as “Dink”, he grew up as one
of the Charlottesville Belmont Boys. He graduated
from Lane High School, Class of 1943. He served in
the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946, as a
communications specialist. Dink worked at the
Charlottesville Post Office until he retired in
1974. Upon retirement he enjoyed sports and traveled
the globe. He moved to Roanoke in 2004, where he
enjoyed life at Friendship Retirement Community.
Charles “Dink” Lilly treasured his life-long
friendships formed from his days in youth sports,
military service, and Postal employment.
The family would like to express heartfelt
appreciation to Judith Byrd, a true friend, for her
companionship and compassionate care.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a. m.,
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at
Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251
Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22911.
The outstanding care of Good Samaritan Hospice
was appreciated and will never be forgotten. The
family suggests that memorials be made either to a
charity of your choice, or to Good Samaritan
Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, Virginia
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements,
12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia,
22968, (434) 985-2620.