|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1932|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 2010|
North Carolina, USA
Arnie Washington Chilton Jr., 77, of 919 Newnam Road, Pelham, died Friday, August 20, 2010 at his residence after a two year decline in health. Born in Schoolfield on October 20, 1932, he was the son of the late Arnie Washington Chilton Sr. and Ludie Stephens Chilton. He was married to Hazel Paschall Chilton, who predeceased him in October 1998. He retired from the U.S. Army, where he served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. While serving his country, he was the recipient of four Bronze Stars and the Viet Cross for Gallantry. He served two tours in Vietnam. After retirement from service, he worked as a rural carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was Past Commander of the American Legion Dan River Post 1097, where he served as Honor Guard. Mr. Chilton was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Chilton is survived by three sons, Arnie W. Chilton, III and his wife, Debbie, Brian Keith Chilton and his wife Kathy, and Bobby Allen Chilton and his wife, Dawn, all of Pelham; two daughters, Loretta Ann Moon and husband, Bill, of Pelham, and Pamela Jean Gibson and husband, David, of Bachelors Hall. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by one son, Rickie Lee Chilton.
Funeral services for Mr. Chilton will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 23, 2010 at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Mark Gaffney officiating. Interment will follow in Schoolfield Cemetery with military honors given by the American Legion Dan River Post 1097.
The family will receive friends at Swicegood Funeral Home on Sunday, August 22, 2010 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. At other times they will be at the residence at 919 Newnam Road, Pelham. The family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Pelham Fire Department, P. O. Box 97, Pelham, NC, 27311.
Swicegood Funeral Home is serving the Chilton family.
(Published in Danville and Rockingham County from August 22 to August 23, 2010)
Arnie Washington Chilton (1891 - 1932)
Luttie Ellen Edwards Stevens Todd (1889 - 1967)
Hazel Edna Paschall Chilton (1931 - 1998)
Vera Todd Vuncannon (1908 - 1983)**
Clara Todd Morris (1910 - 1933)**
George Otto Todd (1914 - 1985)**
Minnie Todd Varner (1916 - 1987)**
John Pride Todd (1919 - 1994)**
Roy Brandon Todd (1920 - 2007)**
Alfred Edward Todd (1922 - 1989)**
William Hite Davis (1925 - 2000)**
Arnie Washington Chilton (1932 - 2010)
1st Sgt US Army Ret.
"Praise God I Saw The Light"
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Originally Created by: SWVA Genealogy Searcher
Record added: Aug 30, 2010
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