Born Feb. 8, 1923, in Braggadocio, Mo., son of the late Ed and Orean Turner Chilton, he attended Braggadocio School and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was employed at AmerenUE in Potosi, Mo., and was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Lion's Club, and Rotary Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Jonnie Cross and husband, Donald, of Springfield and Demetra Franklin, of Potosi; two brothers, Glen Chilton, of Osceola, Ark., and Bill Chilton, of St. Louis, Mo., and three grandchildren, Paul Johnecheck, of Springfield, Scott Cross, of Nixa, Mo., and Jo Walker-Clark, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edd and Bob Chilton and one grandson, Mark Johnecheck.
Memorial services with full military honors were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville, Mo., with the Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.
H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.