LILLY, Charles., of Hendersonville passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2006, at the age of 44. He started his music career with Everett Lilly and Clear Creek Crossin. He played for Joe Diffie and on the Grand Ole Opry for 11 years. Current member of the Billy Walker band named the Tennessee Walkers and played for numerous other opry stars including the legendary Johnny Russell. Currently a member of a trio named Lee, Weeler and the other guy, with Dicky Lee and Freddie Weeler. He also had his own band that played locally that he called "Formally With". Charles owned his own construction company, SLI, and worked closely with CGM Electric. Preceded in death by his brothers Jiles Lilly and Tennis Lilly. He is survived by his wife Karen Lilly, son's Charles A. Lilly, Aaron Lilly and Richard Bailey who was like a son, parents Everett and Jo Ann Lilly, brothers Everett Alan Lilly Karen, Daniel Lilly Sylvia and Mark Lilly Donna, sisters Diana Tomah Dennis, Laverne O'loughlin and Karen Pierangenlo. Visitation will be from 2pm til 4pm and 6pm til 8pm, Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25, at Hendersonville Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11am Friday, May 26, at Hendersonville First Baptist Church with Brother Glenn Weekly officiating. Pallbearers: Charles A. Lilly, Aaron Lilly, Richard Bailey, Everett A. Lilly, Mark Lilly, Daniel Lilly, Mark Stover and Chris Stover. Honorary pallbearers: John Russell, Kevin Schofield, Clay Rigdon, Tony Devasher, Bill Wolfenberger "Captain Sunshine", Jacob Barker, Dominic Langone and Garrett Gregory. Entombment will be in Hendersonville Memory Gardens Chapel of Memories Mausoleum.
HENDERSONVILLE MEMORY GARDENS & FUNERAL HOME 353 JOHNNY CASH PARKWAY; HENDERSONVILLE, TN. 37075 615 824-3855 www.harpethhills.com
Born in Somerville, ME on July 14, 1961
Departed on May 21, 2006 and resided in Hendersonville, TN
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