Joe Don Lilly, 58, passed away on Thanksgiving, November 24, 2022. Family visitation will be Sunday, November 27, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland, Texas. Funeral services will be Monday, November 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m., at Kelview Heights Baptist Church in Midland, Texas.
Joe was born on June 29, 1964, in Big Spring, Texas, to Alton Donell Lilly and Janie Jeffcoat Lilly. Joe graduated from Greenwood High School in 1982. He married the love of his life, Susan, on August 15, 1987. Joe and Susan are owners of Permian Court Reporters of Midland, Texas, where he enjoyed many years as a legal video technician. His pride and joy were his boys and sweet daughter-in-love. He taught them to love the Lord, to serve Him, and to live a life of character that would “shine for the world to see.” Joe was met with an unfortunate turn in April of 2014 when an accident rendered him paraplegic. His family and friends were continually astonished as he continued to live his life to the fullest, with grace, determination, faithfulness and most of all, joy. He truly was the best patient. The number of nurses and doctors that he touched for eternity may never be known this side of heaven. He always wanted everyone to know the “why” for his tenacity and sense of humor in the midst of devastating circumstances. He worshipped his Lord to his dying breath, and gave honor to Him through it all.
Joe is survived by his wife, Susan Newcomer Lilly; his son, James Brandon and wife Sarah; and son, Timothy Martin Lilly; his father, Alton Donell Lilly and wife Geri; his brother, Jeffery Lilly; his sister, Janna Turner and husband Randy; nieces, Katelyn Inge and Kenslea Inge; his aunt and uncle, Alvis and Beverly Jeffcoat; and cousins whom he adored.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Janie Carol Jeffcoat; his maternal grandparents, James and Loray Jeffcoat; his paternal grandparents, Shorty and Vernelle Lilly.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Compassion, International, or St. Jude’s.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
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