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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