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Graveside Service

Simmons Grove Baptist Church
Monday November 15th, 2021

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Larry Benford Chilton

Larry Benford Chilton went home to be with his Lord on November 12, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife Betty Isaacs Chilton, his children Laura Blose and David Chilton, and his grandchildren Emily Chilton, Ben Chilton, Hunter Blose, and Eli Blose, as well as his daughter-in-law Ashley Chilton and son-in-law Chris Blose, a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Kenneth Cox, a brother and sister and brother-in-law, Dean and Deb Chilton. Many things about Larry will be missed and remembered, including his dedication to God and his church family, his love of his family, his love of nature, his carpentry skills, and his generosity.

Perhaps most missed and remembered will be his voice. Larry’s church family will remember his bass voice in the choir, his prayers echoing from the middle of the sanctuary, and his narrations during songs and cantatas. At home, his deep and jovial “Hello” of answering the phone, his gentle, loving “Betty,” and his prayers before meals were heard and still echo. Calling “pull” for a skeet shot, whistling and calling for horses, and of course, telling stories. “Now,” he’d start, or “You know,” and slowly roll out a story about his own parents, or his time in the National Guard, his time with any number of construction companies, driving around the country. He’d look right at your eyes, stretch out one long hand for emphasis, pause sometimes and nod, smiling at you, waiting for you to nod or get the joke. His own laugh would roll out from somewhere down low, echoing across the living room or the church – but even more memorable than the sound of Larry’s voice was the meaning of his words. He spoke from a life of walking with the Lord and caring for those around him; his advice, prayers, suggestions, and thoughts were all spoken with experience and care.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Simmons Grove Baptist Church, Pastor Jacob Hall officiating. Flowers can be sent to Moody Funeral Services, or memorials may be made to Simmons Grove Baptist Church – 443 Simmons Grove Church Road, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041.
Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Larry Chilton

Judith Morgan Hughes Nov 15 2021 10:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Chilton

Prayers for this family. Greg and Sheree Beasley Nov 14 2021 7:09 PM

Our sincere sympathy to Karen, Ken and all the family.

Estelle and Anthony Terry Nov 14 2021 7:05 PM

My sincere sympathy to Betty and other member's of Larry's family. May God give you extra comfort and strength through the coming days.

Susan Johnson Nov 14 2021 5:51 PM

I didn't know Larry, but I can tell from his obituary that he was a wonderful man and Christian. His death is our loss, but heaven's gain. My love and condolences to the family.

Ruby Cox Nov 14 2021 3:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Chilton

Ruby Cox Nov 14 2021 3:44 PM

So sorry for your loss. I went to school with Larry. Pilot Mountain High School - Class of 60.

Martha Raye Simmons Kiger Nov 14 2021 2:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Chilton

Martha Raye Simmons Kiger Nov 14 2021 2:47 PM

Thinking of sweet memories of Ben and Emily talking about their grandpa in youth group. Betty, Laura, Chris, Hunter, Eli, David, Ashley, Emily and Ben- praying for you all. Love to each of you.

Sheila Palmer Nov 14 2021 1:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Chilton

Sheila Palmer Nov 14 2021 1:41 PM

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