Obie Theodore Lilly Jr., 79, of Jacksonville, Ore. passed away Friday, Janury 17, 2014 in Jacksonville, Ore. He was born November 2, 1934 in Kelso, Ark. to Obie Theodore Lilly Sr. and Francis Leota Burnett. Obie was the third of ten children. He married Deanna Mae Shattuck in Upper Applegate, Ore. September 1, 1979.
Obie was employed by Peter Kiewit & Sons Construction for 30 years. He retired in 1995. Obie was a member of the NRA and The North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, Westerns, football (the Dallas Cowboys), woodworking, and drinking beer with his girls.
Obie will be remembered by his loving wife, Deanna, and their daughters, Melissa Lilly Isaacson, Kathy (Dave) Hepp, Ramona (Butch Eakman) Lilly, Teresa (Mike) Lilly Kelps, and Angela Lilly; grandchildren, Cara Liddy, Michael Estrada, Tyko Isaacson, Ryan Hepp, Jason Lilly, Gavin Hepp, Robert Kelps, and Taylor Hepp; great-grandchildren, Rain Liddy, Gabe Morris, Shaun Liddy, Emmalee Estrada, Beckett Hepp, Ava Lilly, and Jasper Hepp. He is also survived by his three younger siblings, Sharon Camden, Darlene Stevens, and Jake Lilly. Obie was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and five sisters.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to The McKee Bridge Historical Society.