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George H. "Joe" Lillis, 65, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the UK Hospital in Lexington.

Born August 20, 1952, in Richmond, Kentucky, to John and Elizabeth Salchli Lillis, both of whom preceded him in death. Joe retired as Codes Director from the City of Richmond, where he was often referred to as "The Terminator".

He had a talent for drawing and designing house plans which have been used throughout the area. Joe owned and operated Double L Construction for 32 years, as he built many homes and businesses throughout Madison County, as well as, JL Designs, as it was a passion he loved, making hand crafted pens and pencils and several other items out of wood. Joe served in the National Guard from 1971-1975 and was of the Baptist faith.

Joe is survived by his wife, Susan Long Lillis; his daughter, Carrie (John) Devin; two step-daughters, Lindsey and Kalee Roberts; two grandchildren, Raven and Chase Mullins, all of Richmond; his brother, John (Gail) Lillis of Indiana; a special niece, Kate Osman of Lexington; a niece and nephews, Larissa, Tim, and Chris Lillis of Michigan and his dog, Sami.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lynn Lillis.

Funeral service for Joe will be conducted at 6:00 PM Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with his brother, Rev. John Lillis and Rev. Joe Wood officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until service time at Oldham, Roberts & Powell. There will be no graveside service as Joe had requested to be cremated.

Honorary pallbearers will be the City of Richmond Codes Department. In lieu of flowers, Joe requested donations to the American Heart Association, 354 Waller Ave #110, Lexington, KY 40504, or the Humane Society, A.L.L., P O Box 2094, Richmond, KY 40476.
Published on November 27, 2017
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