John “Jack” William Lile, age 65, passed away 7:35 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Veteran’s Home in Quincy, Illinois peacefully in his sleep.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Greenville V.F.W. Hall in Greenville at South 4th Street and Highway 40 south of Greenville. Interment will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetrery with Full Military Honors by All county Veteran organizations. Memorials in Jack’s memory may be made to the Jack Lile Memorial at the service or at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.
Jack was born in Highland, Illinois on September 14, 1952. He grew up in Greenville, attended the local schools and Greenville High School. Jack enlisted in the United States Army January 21, 1970. He served during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged December 22, 1971. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 stars and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 devices.
After Vietnam, Jack returned back to Greenville and worked for Olin Corporation in East Alton, Illinois. Throughout his life, he enjoyed pool and chess and anything to do with Elvis Presley and/or John Wayne.
Surviving are his children from his marriage to Linda Murphy: Marc F. Lile and his wife Katherine, Matthew Lile and Lisa Manhart and husband Phil. Also surviving is a brother Tommy Lile and wife Susan, brother Larry Lile and wife Debbie; 9 grandchildren: Samantha, Trevor, Gavin, Gabriel, Julianna, Brayden, Kevin, Abigail and Olivia.
Jack was preceded in death by his father Tommy Robert Lile, mother Mary Elizabeth Lile and sister Mary.