David W. Lillard
MARQUETTE, MI – David Lillard, 72, passed away quietly on November 15, 2020.
He was born and raised in the Detroit area and worked as a computer programmer at a time most people didn’t know what computers were. He moved to the Marquette area in 1998. Over the years he owned a number of comic book/collectible stores and had the second direct-market comic book store in the early 1970’s and also the world’s first Star Trek convention. David also cared for his aging parents before their deaths in 2003. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle and friend.
His survivors include his brother, Jeff Lillard of Wyandotte, MI; his sister, Darlene (Jim) Inch of Negaunee; and sister, Ann Marie Sivic. Other survivors include his nephews, Jim (Amy) Lillard of Wyoming, MI; Tim (Ann) Lillard of Milford; Jason Bennett of Marquette; and John (Lisa) Inch of Marquette; in addition, a niece, Kimberly Sivic of Southfield. He also leaves behind many great-nephews and great-nieces, along with his dear friends, Bob Helmes and Mike Lester.
No public service is planned at this time.
Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswanson hansen.com.