James Edward Pilley, age 78, passed away surrounded by his sisters on Monday, April 15 2019, at ENMMC. He was born September 14, 1940, in Santa Fe NM, to H.L. (Jack) Pilley and Ora Clyde (Bogart) Arrnett. James was a jack of all trades. He was a heavy machinery operator. He loved working outside and always told everyone he was a horse trader. He loved his 5 furry babies Butch, Sassy, Whittie, April, and Scooter. James was preceded in death by his farther H.L. (Jack) Pilley, his mother Ora Clyde Arrnett, his wife Nancy Pilley, his daughters Mary Sue Pilley, Paula Pilley, his sons James Lonnie Pilley, and James E Pilley Jr. James was survived by his daughters Carla Pilley, Sherry Pilley, Sheila Pilley, and Tracy Whitten, his sisters Margie Ford of NM, Pat Nicewarner of MA, Beatrice Toy of NM, grandchildren Sidney Pilley of OK, James Pilley of OK, Kacey Westmoreland of OK, and many more.
A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me”.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes we’re together again.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com