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1951 Griff 2022

James "Griff" Lilly

May 11, 1951 — October 6, 2022

Daniels, WV

James Griffin “Griff” Lilly, age 71, of Daniels, WV, passed away on October 6th, 2022. Having graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, he was always a proud Hokie in a sea of Mountaineers in his hometown. Griff also always knew the Latin name of every tree and made sure you did too if you had the pleasure of accompanying him on a trek through the woods. He loved the mountains and rivers he called home.

 

Griff was loved by his family and affectionately referred to as “Paca” by his granddaughters (the origin story behind this nickname is politely disputed amongst the family). Griff was part of the Daniels Missionary Baptist Church community and couldn’t go anywhere without running into someone he knew. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and friend. He was the only son of Elwood and Edith Lilly and is survived by his wife of forty-nine years Sharon; children Jared Lilly and Ashleigh Breske and her spouse Adam; and granddaughters Evelyn and Isla Breske; as well as his lifelong friend Jim Okes and his wife Mary Beth.

 

Griff will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. If you would like to honor Griff’s life with a charitable donation, please consider one of the following charities (or one of your own choosing):

 

Glade-Pinch Creek Trout Association

c/o Doug Elliott

PO Box 222

Daniels WV 25832

 

West Virginia Circle of Hope

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1995

 

On Tuesday, October 11th a visitation (3-5pm) and service (5pm) will be held at Daniels Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Daniels Missionary Baptist Church

132 C&O Dam Rd, Daniels, WV 25832

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Starts at 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Daniels Missionary Baptist Church

132 C&O Dam Rd, Daniels, WV 25832

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