Toney Garnett Lilly
Toney Garnett Lilly
  • November 28, 1950 - September 26, 2017
  • Plano, Texas

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Toney Garnett Lilly born, Tuesday, November 28, 1950, in Camden Arkansas, to Mayfield Lilly and Evelyn Turner Lilly passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Plano, Texas. He was the fifth child for the couple. His siblings Florene, Velma, Leah, and Fred welcomed him into the family.

Toney grew up in Camden, Arkansas in his family home that had been in the family for generations. His father nicknamed him Jackie after Jackie Robinson. He graduated Camden High School, where he played football and ran track.

Toney was in telecommunications for more than twenty years.

Toney married the love of his life, April Gay Lilly, in 1990, at Wood Lake Lutheran Church. They met in 1985 in Bloomington, Minnesota and their loving relationship lasted 32 years. Toney adopted April's daughter in 1990. In 1997 he and April took their adored granddaughter, AJ, into their home, raising her, and affectionately taking on their proud titles of Dad and Mom to her.

Toney was the kindest man April had ever known. He loved bowling, his highest game was a 287. He was an avid comic book reader and collector, at one point having over 10,000 books! His favorite place to be was home, watching television, in his recliner. His favorite show was ALL of them!!

Toney is preceded in death by his parents; Mayfield Lilly and Evelyn Turner Lilly, and sister; Florene Armstrong.

Toney is survived by his beloved wife; April Lilly, beautiful daughter; AJ Lilly, sisters; Velma McIntosh and Leah Lilly, brother; Fred Lilly, and many extended relatives and friends.

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.