Francis D. Lilly, 63, Syracuse, passed away at 4:03 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at his home. He was born Dec. 2, 1954, in Paintsville, Ky. to Francis Marion and Ethel Faye (May) Lilly.
He grew up in Paintsville, Ky., graduated from Johnson Central High School in Paintsville and moved to the Syracuse area in 1974. He was married on Jan. 10, 1976, in Syracuse, to Barbara A. “Barb” Kehr who survives. He retired from Rinker Boat Company in Syracuse after 36 years and formerly employed at Travel Equipment in Goshen.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3760 & Syracuse Sons of the American Legion post 223 both in Syracuse and former member of the V.F.W. in Syracuse.
He is survived by his wife, Barb Lilly, Syracuse; two daughters: Alison (Richard) Powell and Amy Lilly, both of Syracuse; four grandchildren; three sisters: Brenda Alexander, Pierceton; Faye Lilly, Pierceton; and Debbie Lilly, Warsaw; two brothers: Charles (Wilma) Lilly, Olive Hill, Ky.; Marion Sandy Lilly, Syracuse. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Simon Willis Lilly.
Visitation will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Cremation will follow at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 12889 N Kern Rd, Syracuse, IN 46567. To send condolences to the family in memory of Francis Lilly, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com