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Leonard "Gene" Dilley

January 29, 1941 November 18, 2019
Leonard "Gene" Dilley
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Obituary for Leonard "Gene" Dilley

Leonard “Gene” Dilley, 78, of Tower Hill, IL passed away peacefully at 5:50 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Heritage Health in Pana, IL with his loved ones by his side.

Gene was born on January 29, 1941, in Henton, the 14th of 17 children born to John and Estella (Sanford) Dilley. Gene and Debbie Porter were united in holy matrimony on November 10, 1990 and were blessed with nearly 30 years of marriage. Gene was a member of the Laborers’ International Union and enjoyed mushroom hunting, woodworking and was a die-hard Cardinals fan.

Surviving are his wife, Debbie Dilley of Tower Hill; children: Billy Dilley of Tower Hill, Michael Dilley of Tower Hill and Aaron (Heidi) Porter of Henton; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Shirley Jones of Pana and Letha Thomas of Alabama; one brother, Woody (Nell) Dilley of Olney and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Linda; five sisters and eight brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville with Pastor Leon Goff officiating. Burial will take place in Tower Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Memorials may be made in Gene’s name to the American Kidney Fund or the American Diabetes Association.

Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story in Gene’s honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

22

Nov

10:00 AM 11/22/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville

302 West Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville
302 West Main Street Shelbyville 62565 IL
United States

Service

Friday

22

Nov

11:00 AM 11/22/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/22/2019 12:00:00 PM
Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville

302 West Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville
302 West Main Street Shelbyville 62565 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Tower Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Street
Tower Hill, IL 62571

Cemetery Street Tower Hill 62571 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

P.O. Box 15829
Arlington, VA 22215

American Kidney Fund

11921 Rockville Pike
Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
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