Mr. Royce "Bill" Lolley

(September 26th, 1924 - Sunday, August 28th, 2011)

Adrian, MI - Mr. Royce “Bill” Lolley, age 86, of Adrian, Michigan, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the Bixby Medical Center in Adrian.

Visitation will take place 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., prior to the service, on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at the Wagley Funeral Home in Adrian, MI. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Royce Lolley will begin at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Wagley Funeral Home in Adrian, MI. with Pastor David King officiating. Royce will be laid to rest next to his parents in Union Hill Cemetery in Hackleburg, Alabama.

Local arrangements:  Visitation, 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2011, at the Marion County Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2011, at the Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama.

Mr. Lolley was born September 26, 1924 in Marion County, Alabama, the fourth child born to Zell V. and Letha (Tyra) Lolley. Royce was employed with General Motors at the Fischer Body Shop in Tecumseh, Michigan, where he retired in 1987 after many years of service. He was a member of the Adrian Church of God. Royce was an avid Detroit Tiger’s baseball fan and loved to bowl in his spare time.

He is survived by 7 children, Jimmy Lolley of Oregon, Lou Ann (Ray) Engle of Adrian, Laurie (Brian) O’Connor of Adrian, Doug Lolley of Adrian, Donald Lolley of Adrian, Daniel Lolley of Florida and Dennis Lolley of Adrian; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Burl Lolley of Alabama; 4 sisters, Effie Tilley, Margie (Bill) Scott, Betty Sue Cook and Evelyn (Wade) Galbreath all of Alabama; and 1 sister-in-law, Opal Lolley also of Alabama; his former wife, Lavada Case of Adrian; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Zell V. and Letha (Tyra) Lolley; his second wife, Judith Fairbanks Lolley; 4 brothers, Russell, Vuis, Voyd and Buren Lolley; 1 sister, Verlon Bailey; and 1 brother and 1 sister in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lolley Family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online at Royce’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Magnum Care of Adrian for the special care and kindness that was shown to their father during his stay at their facility.

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