Glenn N. Lilley, Jr.

Published 5:05 pm Monday, September 30, 2019

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GATESVILLE, NC – Glenn Newman “Buddy Glenn” Lilley, Jr., 88, of 400 Lilley Lane, Gatesville, died Saturday, September 28, 2019 in his home.

Mr. Lilley was born in Gates County on March 18, 1931, and was the son of the late Glenn N. Lilley, Sr. and Elma Barnes Lilley. An Army veteran and a graduate of North Carolina State University, he was employed for 40 years with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. He had served on the Board of Directors with NC Pork Producers Association and was an Honorary Member of the Gatesville Ruritan Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Dyke “Pat” Lilley; a granddaughter, Catherine Barnes Lilley McLean; and a sister, Elia Dorsey.

Surviving are his son, Doug Lilley and wife, Martha, of Gatesville; his daughter, Jennifer Lilley Paris of Cape Carteret; two brothers, James Harvey Lilley and wife, Nancy, of Swansboro, and Fleetwood Lilley and wife, Brenda, of South Carolina; a sister, Marie Blaylock and husband, James, of Fort Worth, TX; a granddaughter, Amanda Lilley Teachey and husband, Carl, of Winston-Salem; a grandson-in-law, Dustin McLean, and great-grandson, Corbin McLean of Reidsville; and a special cousin, Paul Lilley and wife, Janet, of Gatesville.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m. in Gatesville Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the social hall of the church immediately following the service, and all other times at Doug and Martha’s home, 400 Main Street, Gatesville.

The family wishes to thank “Buddy Glenn’s” other family, his extraordinary caregivers who contributed to giving him his last five amazing years, Lorie Smith, Wanda Harvey, Dorothy McCurry, Teresa Robinson, Michelle Badgett, and LaToya Tann.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Palliative Care Suite Project at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, P.O. Box 1385, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting