George E. Lillo, age 87, of Willard, Ohio passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Tiffin Rehabilitation Center in Tiffin, Ohio, from complications of Covid-19. He was born February 22, 1934 in Willard, Ohio to the late Saturday and Theresa (Montgomery) Lillo. George retired from MTD in Willard where he was the foreman in the receiving area for 20 years. He owned and operated Lillo's Carpet Outlet and various other businesses in the Willard and Marion areas. George served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne Infantry Division.
He is survived by his daughter, Judy (Dave) Smith of Willard and 2 grandchildren, Misty Hicks and Shawn Atkins (Tracey Palmer); great grandchildren, Jordan Moore, Haley Reindl and Athelia (Pumpkin) Atkins; one great-great grandson, Dawson Moore and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Joan (Rottger) Lillo, parents Saturday and Theresa (Montgomery) Lillo, and 5 siblings, Mildred Pugh, Irene Deppen, Gerald Lillo, Tony Lillo, Joe Lillo and Donna Osborne.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio where the funeral service will be Wednesday at 12:00 PM with Pastor Art Kennard officiating. Masks and social distancing are mandatory for George's visitation and funeral service. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Jodi (Krabill) Davis - May 5, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to Judy and family during this time of sorrow. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Maxine Lillo Ritchey - May 2, 2021
Judy, Shawn, Misty and families. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear George. Please accept my sympathy and prayers.
Brenda Cramer - Apr 29, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was a kind and caring man. Prayers for Judy and family.
Kris Schuller - Apr 29, 2021
Sorry sorry for you loss, George was a nice man.
Darrell and Debbie Rose - Apr 28, 2021
So sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful man. We were always glad to see him, him and Darrell had a very special connection, he has put a smile on many of our faces in our family. He came to our kids and grandkids graduation partys. He was a very thoughtful and kind man. So sorry for your loss.....The Roses
Misty Hicks - Apr 28, 2021
Want to thank everyone for the kind words about my grandpa...he definitely was a blessing to many people and we all are heartbroken of his loss...he was my prayer warrior and the most Godly man I ever met...he's been telling me for sometime to keep looking up and know that God is watching everything I do and he's brought me through somethings and I need to do right to keep getting his blessings...til we meet again...I luv you grandpa 💙
Wireman/Tackett Family - Apr 28, 2021
Judy and family, So sorry to hear of George's passing. He was truly a one of a kind special person, not only to our family, but to many, many friends he made over the years. He always had a smile and a cheerful word to say. He has been very generous to many people in need. He was a very close friend to our parents for over 50 years and we were blessed to reconnect with him again when our mother was in Willows for physical therapy during these last few years. He was also very instrumental in the expansion of Willard with his generosity and the construction of buildings around the area. He will be certainly be missed. May God comfort the hearts of his family and friends. Love and Prayers, David and Sheila Tackett and family, Terry Wireman and family.
Mike and Linda Veletean - Apr 27, 2021
Judy and family please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. George will be missed.
Cristy Tuttle / Hunter's Haven - Apr 27, 2021
George is my husband's bestfriend, and before my husband passed away, he told George "would you promise me to look after Cristy, because i don't want anybody to take advantage or hurt her?" And he did made his promised for 3 years. He came over almost everyday, morning, noon and afternoon to checked on me, and help watched the Store for me...And during summertime, he like to sat out in my back porch and looking at my garden and flowers, he thought my backyard was look like a Paradise and he really enjoyed it. And we'll sat there and had something to eat, drinks and talks. I really enjoyed his company. He treated me like his own daughter and his own family. We really had good times together, going some places taking for a ride and always laughing and joking around...yup it's true, he is such a wonderful guy and very kind and never gets mad, always happy ...Lots of good memories over the years...that's why, when i found out that he was sick my heart was broken, I cried almost everyday and until now...and now he's gone and I wont be able to see him anymore... I lost my husband 3 yrs. ago, and now him George my bestfriend...I'm gonna miss both of them the rest of my life...Love you both and rest in peace. Till we meet again!
Sister Diane Hay - Apr 27, 2021
Dear Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father. May he rest in peace and may all of you be consoled by all the kindnesses of others.
Jerry and Alice (Kilgore) Hamons - Apr 26, 2021
We thought a lot of your dad. He will be missed. Prayers for your family, Judy.
Patrick's - Apr 26, 2021
Sympathy and Prayers for family.
Jim, Sandy, Luke and Ben Blum - Apr 26, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Mr. Lillo gave my parents free carpet to floor a room and would not take any money. That was very generous.
Shari - Apr 26, 2021
George was by far our favorite person here in the office, Very funny, kind and everyone knew he was in the office, He will be missed by all of us girls and Dr. Singh, May he rest in peace, will always have a special place in my heart, Love You George!!
Barbara Picklesimer - Apr 26, 2021
I have known him and his family for many years.Growing up to be neighbors of him and Joann. Always saw him everyday. Rest in Peace my friend. Judy ,my heart goes out for you and the family <3
Charlie & Lacella Lillo - Apr 26, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for peace comfort for all.
Richard & Janell Benner - Apr 26, 2021
So sorry for your loss. We think of you and Dave often. Prayers for you and your family.
Reverend Greg and Rene Griffith - Apr 26, 2021
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of George. He is a special man who walks beside the Lord today. George was a blessing to our church family and we are indebted to his kindness and generosity through the years. George loved people, and people loved George. Our prayers are with his family and friends
Geneva Neeley - Apr 25, 2021
Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father (George). He was such a nice person, a thoughtful friend and will be missed by many. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family during this time. RIP George, my friend.
Rella Hall - Apr 25, 2021
Sending prayers for the family.
Marsha Ganni - Apr 25, 2021
Judy and family, Sorry for your lose. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Craig & Linda Robinson - Apr 25, 2021
We lived beside George and wife on Marion Bucyrus Rd for a about a dozen years, great neighbor, kind, friendly, wonderful husband. God got another good man! Will miss George!
Newman & Darlene Kingclose. - Apr 25, 2021
We are saddened to hear of George's passing. Keep your memories. R.I.P.
Janet Hines - Apr 25, 2021
Judy and family. So very sorry to hear your father passed away. Prayers for comfort and peace.
Carol Miller - Apr 25, 2021
I am sad learn of George's passing! He was one of the best ,kindest,caring & generous persons! Prayers for Judy & family! May God grant you peace & comfort!
Sherrill & William Bielawski, - Apr 24, 2021
Your father was a very special friend who was always ready to help. He is now with your Mom and they are having a good time. Our prayers are with you all at this time and if you need someone to talk to you have our number. Love you all.