Dale James “DJ” Lilley Jr., 50, of Sealy, Texas, formerly of Cushing, Texas, passed away on Nov. 11, 2020, in Sealy. Dale was born on Jan. 28, 1970, to Dale James Lilley Sr. and Anna Maurine “Sissy” (Gentry) Lilley.
Dale is survived by his son James Lilley and wife Sarah Lilley-Vaught of Cushing; brothers Jody Lilley and wife Frankie Lilley-Ober of Hondo, Texas, and Clifford Lilley of Odessa, Texas; aunt Betty Ruth Gentry of Sealy; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, friends and family.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Dale James Lilley Sr. and Anna Maurine “Sissy” (Gentry) Lilley, and grandparents Joe Ruth Gentry and Betty Joyce Gentry.
Dale was a traditional family man who overcame many battles in his life. He always made sure that those close to him knew just how important they were in his life. He enjoyed nature, hunting, fishing, and just about anything outdoors with his family and friends. He enjoyed sharing with everyone where he came from and how deep his roots ran. He constantly went out of his way to remind us of how proud he was of us and how proud his mother would have been. The way he used to share stories from his childhood would make you feel like you were right there living the moment. His smile and sparkling blue eyes would bring ease to even the toughest days. Dale was a warrior of God and ensured that no meal was eaten without blessing and no day was ended without seeking forgiveness. He leaves behind unforgettable memories of unconditional love, genuine laughter and valuable lessons learned. We are now blessed with a guardian angel to protect us from above. May he rest in eternal peace.
A graveside memorial will be held at the Pirtle Cemetery in Cushing at a later date to be announced.