In memory of
Hilton Warner Goodwyn Jr.
| Send Sympathy Card GOODWYN, Hilton Warner Jr., an unassuming, modest and quite private man, whose deeds and business acumen and philanthropy fostered long-lasting community impact, died October 6, 2016, at age 92. Born June 19, 1924, he grew up in Church Hill and Ginter Park, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Richmond. During World War II, he piloted B-24s, flying bombing raids on Germany across the Alps from Italy. For his service, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross. An accountant for Commonwealth Natural Gas, he had been forbidden by his father to enter his real estate and mortgage business. Thus, at his father's death, Hilton was suddenly thrust into complete management, with the added burden of an IRS audit of his father's estate that resulted in a 16-year Tax Court case, which was finally won. Under his leadership, Realty Industrial Loan Corporation, a regulated small loan company, found its niche in single-family first mortgages, instead of riskier second mortgages. He improved the Richmond Shopping Center, the western anchor of Carytown, with a Ukrop's Supermarket (now Martin's/Publix), Ellwood Thompson's, Walgreen's 5000th drugstore and CVS. He built parking decks at 6th and Main and Cary Streets and developed and leased other building and parking facilities around the City. His private H & H Foundation funded charitable grants to individuals in need before transferring its assets to the Children's Hospital in Richmond. In February, 2016, he gave $5 million to benefit the Better... Published by Bennett Funeral Home | Full obituary
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