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Earl Chilton, Jr.
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    Bowling Green, VA 22427

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“I wish to extend my condolences to the family for your loss. May the depth of your faith and the love of those who also share your loss, support and...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear about your dad. I know he is hanging with mine right now like old times. He was always so nice. He will be missed. Praying for your...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Donna Raynes - Colonial beach, VA

“I heard so many wonderful stories about this special man and his loving nature. He will be fondly missed but the many memories will be cherished....Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Kay Callahan - Emporia, VA

“My heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Mr. Chilton. Although I did not know him personally, I recall hearing my dear friend, the late Bryan Clift...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Theresa Dove - The Villages, FL

“My heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Mr. Chilton. Although I did not know him personally, I recall hearing my dear friend, the late Bryan Clift...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Theresa Dove - The Villages, FL

“My sincere condolences to the Chilton family. During the 1950s in St. John's, Newfoundland, Mr Chilton and his wife organized 'Operation Santa...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Patricia Sulley - Friend

“Emily and Family,Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Earl was a wonderful person and a friend to many. He will truly be missed by...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Jimmy and Donna Farmer - VA

“Thoughts and prayers with you ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: Nancy Reynolds - Cabot, AR

“He will be missed by so many people. He gave much to serving his nation and Caroline County. Our sympathy is with his family and loved ones. ”
9 of 32 | Posted by: Bill and Cheryl Duke - Woodford, VA

“Donna, Faye and Family, so sorry for your loss. I know your hearts are heavy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
10 of 32 | Posted by: Tammy Deihr - Frederickssburg, VA

“Our condolences to the Chilton family on the passing of Earl. ”
11 of 32 | Posted by: Donald and Elaine Satterfield - VA

“To Earl's family:Earl was an icon in his community, military, and many friends. He will be missed, however I wonder what heaven is like with he and...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: George Bruner - Henrico, VA

“I am from Newfoundland, I was never in an orphanage, but I felt compelled to write a comment regarding Earl Chilton.He obviously touched many many...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Lisa Sullivan Grand Falls-Windsor

“Dear Donna and family - I was so sadden to learn of your Dad's passing. I know that Tina made special memories with you and your family. Whenever I...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Cookie (Fred) Whittaker

“Mr. Chilton is remembered fondly and with great respect for his kindness and generosity to orphaned children in Newfoundland, especially those at...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Carol Murphy

“Our family loved Cousin Earl so much. My father was so close to him. Our prayers are with the rest of the family. ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Linda Chilton Friesenhahn - TX

“Faye, Michael and I were saddened to learn of your father's passing. When we think of you, we think of family - and with your mom and dad at the...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Donna Muse - Beaverdam, VA

“I am so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. He was Daddy's cousin and we always enjoyed the get together he hosted. I loved seeing them reminisce about...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Susan Colbow - King George, VA

“As a young boy at Mount Cashel Orphanage , this man made my Christmas very special. It is something I will never forget, and thanks to his kindness...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Michael Bouzanne

“I never knew Mr. Chilton in life. But, I just read a news story about his efforts in bringing Christmas joy to children at the Mount Cashel...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Gerard Hayes

“Earl was always so friendly and engaging. His stories were interesting and his smile was contagious! I miss the gathering at the Red X Barn. Rest in...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Doris Long - Colorado Springs, CO

“I remember Earl as a very cordial person - always willing to help anyone who needed any kind of assistance. My deepest condolence to his family ”
22 of 32 | Posted by: Elizabeth Luck - VA - Friend

“Earl was one of those truly rare people who left the world in a better place. His strong devotion to family and community will never be forgotten in...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Lynn Jordan - Rodanthe, NC

“I wish to extend my deepest sympathy at the loss of a kind gentle generous man. I was an orphan at Mount Cashel orphanage in the 1950's in...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Edward Vickers - Edmonton

Mount Cashel Orphanage, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada “I was one of the boys of Mount Cashel from 1952 to 1958 that have always remembered our Christmas time at the orphanage when the US Air Force at...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Robert Bennett - Louisville, OH

“I never met Earl but heard about him. He was a beacon of hope for the orphans in St. Johns especially those at Mt. Cashel. He was ahead of his time...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Joseph Scanlon - Friend

“Faye and family,My sincere condolences to you and your entire family, as you celebrate your father's life. Faye, you and I have had many talks about...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Val Conners - Fredericksburg, VA

“I just read about the death of a very special Santa who visited the orphanages in St. JOhn's. He gave such joy and happiness to so many children...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Helen Martinez

“Donna,Words cannot express the love I always felt from Earl and Emily. He never let an opportunity pass to give me one of those bear hugs. Treasure...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Lori Allen - Bowling Green, VA

“ON BEHALF OF THE "CARE AND VISITATION COMMITTEE" OF BOWLING GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH, OUR MOST SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE ENTIRE CHILTON FAMILY AS YOU...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Michael Cooper - Bowling Green, VA

“Truly sorry. I was not privileged to know Mr. Chilton but was a classmat of his brother, Punk. My sister Jean is the same age as Earl & remembers...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: David Wright - Petersburg, VA

“I AM SORRY FOR THE LOSS. I KNOW BOBBY AND FAYE AND JUST MADE THE CONNECTION. IT HURTS YOUR HEART NOW, BUT I ALSO KNOW HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE. MY...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: CHRISTIE SCICLI - CHARLESTON, SC


Earl Chilton, Jr., 89, of Bowling Green died Monday, June 20, 2016. Born in Fredericksburg, he was the son of the late Earl and Mary Mills Chilton and a longtime member Bowling Green Baptist Church. Earl retired after 23 years of service in the United States Air Force. While stationed in Newfoundland, he was the charter Commander of the American Legion Post there. After retiring from the Air Force, he served for 23 years as a Magistrate for the 15th Judicial District. Earl also operated the Outdoor Shop in Bowling Green for 10 years. He was a proud member of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe and a past President of the Bowling Green Volunteer Rescue Squad. Several years ago he received his 50 year membership pin in Kilwinning – Crosse Masonic Lodge 2-237 AF&AM.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Emily Barlow Chilton; five children, Dianne Webb (Bill), Debbie Dianis (George), Bobby Chilton (Todd), Donna Jenkins (Gary) and Faye Krause (Roger); a brother, Punk Chilton (Shirley); a sister, Susie Hicks (George); sister-in-law, Ann Chilton; two brothers-in-law, Gene Clift and James Madison; ten grandchildren, Daniel Webb (Beth), Kristin Bissoon (Mark), Chad Webb (Emily), Mandy Jones (Dwayne), Andrea Horsley (Alex), , Trae Jenkins (Sabrina), Tyler Jenkins (Alicia), Emily Krause, Shawn Hengst (James) and Steven Krause; seventeen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Chilton and sister, Freda Clift.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 A. M. Friday, June 24, 2016 at Bowling Green Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Lakewood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green with masonic service at 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bowling Green Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 621, Bowling Green, VA. 22427.