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Michael "Squire" Lilly, MURFREESBORO

Published April 21st, 2012 9:47 pm

Michael “Squire” Lilly, age 54, of Murfreesboro, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
Mr. Lilly was a native of Johnson City, TN. Squire loved music and traveled the United States as a musician before he came to Murfreesboro to attend MTSU. Graduating with a Master’s in Political Science, he became the principal planner for the City of Murfreesboro for ten years. He then became vice president of development for Ole South Properties until he began Squire Lilly Development. He also worked with Clark Maple Realty as a Realtor and Auctioneer.
Mr. Lilly was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Helen Lilly.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila Lilly, of Murfreesboro; stepsons, Daniel Richardson, of Florida, Jason Richardson, of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Nathan and Bethann Richardson; and aunt Doris Johnson, of Johnson City.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday, April 22, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. until the Celebration of Life Service at 3:00 p.m. at Murfreesboro Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Lilly Family Cemetery in Johnson City, TN.
There will be a Celebration of Life at the home of Jerry Howard, 509 Oliver Approach, on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Peterson, Lynn Sherrill, and members of “The Pedestrians” and “The Suspects.”
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.
Those wishing may send condolences online at
Murfreesboro Funeral Home, 145 Innsbrooke Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN; 615-896-2229