James David Lilley passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in Stillwater, Oklahoma at the age of 84. James was born May 23, 1937 in Francis, Oklahoma to Jessie David Lilley and Vera Aliene Ranells Lilley. He graduated from Spaulding Public School. He joined the Navy December 6, 1955 and was honorably discharged May 1, 1958. James served on the USS Halsey-Powell (DD 686) for 9 months and 21 days. He married Loretta Jean Webster May 27, 1958 in Ada, Oklahoma. James was the District Supervisor with the Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services. He had 41 years of service to the Department. He had 35 years of faithful service with the Midway Full Gospel Church. James enjoyed hunting, fishing, bee keeping, baseball (he was a pitcher), outdoors, camping, checkers, gardening, apricot pie and sharing the gospel. He loved spending time with family and friends. James is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Loretta of the home, sons; David Glen Lilley and wife Pam of Seaford, DE, James Dean Lilley and wife Beth of Poteau, OK, grandchildren; Lauren Rachelle Fruen and husband James of Poteau, Megan Renee Burrows and husband James of Poteau, Jarrett Dean Lilley and wife Mariah of Poteau, Justin Lilley and wife Christina of Cushing, Michael Lilley and wife Lori of Hayden, ID, Jesse Ray Lilley and wife Jaela of Cleveland, GA, Trey Bowen III of Milton, DE, great grandchildren; Bryer Kade Cross, Dawson Kale Fruen, Lexi Kayne Fruen, Jason Kash Fruen, Hunter James Eagle, Jagger Dean Burrows, Lilley Paige Burrows, Ryker Lilley, Brexleigh Lilley, Julien Kirby, Lana Lilley, Makayla Kirby, Natalie Lilley, Eleijah Lilley, Brady Lilley, sisters; Daisy Harris of Glenpool, Marie Lilley of Spaulding, Carolyn Johnson and husband Revell of Holdenville, and nephew, Timothy Harris of Tulsa. Pallbearers are Dennis Basson, Danny Sims, Danny Stringfellow, Jarrett Lilley, Brian Shelton and Scott McLenore. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Winnat, William Sneed and Dennis Howard. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, July 16, 2021 at Midway Full Gospel Church, 6199 S. 80th W. Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma with Pastor Lonnie Duckett officiating. Graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM Friday, July 16, 2021 at Holdenville Cemetery, Holdenville, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville, Oklahoma.