of Chelsea, MI,  age 86, died January 2, 2018 at Chelsea Retirement Community, Chelsea, MI. Charles was  born in Macon, IL the son of E. B. Spurgeon Lilly and Beulah Mae Lanter.  He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving as a Cryptographer in Alaska.  Chuck was a Past President and Life Member of the Decatur, IL Jaycees and a JCI Senator for IL.  He was a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in six states and a member of The American College of Nursing Home Administrators.  In retirement Chuck was a Gold Member of SCORE Chapter #296 Decatur, IL and SCORE Chapter # 493 Osage Beach, MO.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon R. Stewart Lilly Chelsea, MI, daughter, Denise J Goss, Saline, MI, and her mother, Dorothy Pride, Granddaughter, Dr. Heather Schuyler, and 2 Great Grands Penne and Tad Schuyler of Tecumseh, MI, sister, Norma J Nichols (Duane), Evansville, IN, sister-in-law, Karen Kay (Mike) Wisdom, Decatur, IL, nieces, Janine Nichols Goodin (Larry), Evansville, IN and their extended families, Kimberly Kay Hofer and extended family, Oakridge, TN , nephew, Kurt Alexander and extended family, Decatur, IL.

Charles has donated his body to the University of Michigan Anatomical Donation Program, Ann Arbor, MI. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 564 South Main Street, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

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#8 Tom & Judy Niswonger 2018-01-07 17:22
Great friend. Thanks for all the memories.
#7 Paula Eller-Cox 2018-01-05 13:33
Sharon...I am so very sorry to hear about Chuck. I feel so blessed to have met the two of you! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#6 Kary Johnston 2018-01-04 22:34
Our Deepest Sympathy, to you Sharon ,
We will always remember Chuck as a warm and caring of others ,” Getter done “ was one of Chuck’s sayings, which always made us laugh together.
We will pray for comfort and peace for you Sharon .
With love,
Kary and Paul Johnston
#5 Evadean Elkins 2018-01-04 12:03
Sharon, so sorry to hear about your loss, you and. Chuck were one of my favorite people in the Villas of Stone Crest, and I missed you very much when you moved away. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
Love to you, and you will always be in my prayers and thoughts Evadean
#4 Old Cec 2018-01-03 20:39
He was my best friend. What more can I say.
#3 Janice Gentile 2018-01-03 16:56
Sharon. Keeping you in my thoughts & heart.
#2 Jeff Lilly 2018-01-03 16:24
Chuck was a great person and a kind man. He will be missed by many.
#1 Brenda Warman 2018-01-03 12:15
Sending my thoughts and prayers.

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