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Gary Lee Chilton

Mr. Gary Lee Chilton, 69, of King passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Chilton was born in Surry County to the late Paul and Ila Jones Chilton. Gary was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. He graduated from North Surry High School and Appalachian State University. He was an elementary school teacher and coach for a few years but spent most of his career as a caring, dedicated insurance agent. He was the founder and owner of Chilton Insurance, serving his customers for twenty-five years. Gary loved his daughters and granddaughters. Gary was a member of the Renfro Masonic Lodge 691 A.F and A.M. He also enjoyed working, gardening, cooking and spending time with his family. Left to cherish his memories are his daughters and sons-in-law, Gari Leigh Chilton Adams and Mitch, Jodi Chilton Brown and Audie, his best friend and mother of his children, Penny Nichols Chilton; granddaughters, Hunter Reece Cottone, Emmerson Dayle Adams, Adleigh Jo Adams, and Holdyn James Adams; one sister and brother-in-law, Jenny Chilton Clapp and Lawrence; one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Chilton and Sylvia, many nieces and nephews that he loved as well. Mr. Chilton was preceded in death by his parents. The family will celebrate Gary’s life in a private service. No formal visitation will be held. The family wants to personally thank the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and all loving hands that cared for him. We were blessed by such excellent and personal care. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to White Plains Friends Meeting Cemetery Fund, Attn: John Mosley, 849 Old Highway 601, Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030. Moody Funeral Services of Mount Airy is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

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Gary was a good man, and friend. Always had a smile, just like his mother He was loved, and will be missed.

Angela Sep 19 2021 1:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Chilton

Karen Leamon Sep 19 2021 8:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Chilton

Dorsey kemp Sep 18 2021 8:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Chilton

Missy Sep 17 2021 3:23 PM

My condolences.

Jennifer Galyon Sep 17 2021 12:31 PM

Gari Leigh, I'm so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. I always enjoyed seeing Gary in our office. He often spoke of you and your sister and always with pride and joy. I do hope he had peace in his final days. You and your family are in my prayers.

Pam Denny Sep 17 2021 12:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Chilton

Nancy DeeAnn Ward Sep 15 2021 6:49 PM

Penny and family, we are so very sorry to learn of Gary's homegoing. Praying for peace of mind and heart for each of you.

Debra & CW Parker Sep 15 2021 2:13 PM

"May the Lord Make His Face to Shine Upon You and Give You Peace."

Ann Marshall Smith Sep 15 2021 1:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Chilton

Phil & Peggy Marshals Sep 14 2021 8:16 PM

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