Larry Wayne Chilton, 72, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born on Feb. 11, 1945 in Winston-Salem to the late James Edgar Chilton and Sadie Caudle Chilton. Larry was a graduate of Hanes High School and attended East Carolina University. He served in the United States Army as a member of the White House Honor Guard. Larry then went on to work as a coastal management planner for North Carolina. Work and family then took him west, where he became the director of Land Management and Development for the City of Salisbury. There he found a home and a true calling, and he remained in public service for 22 years. Under his leadership the City received national recognition for its exemplary city planning and community development achievements. Larry was a beloved father, friend and mentor, and with his thoughtfulness, his warmth and his wry humor, he touched the lives of everyone he met. He was an avid reader and book collector, a committed public servant, and a devoted UNC basketball fan. In addition to his father, mother, two brothers and two sisters, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anne Lyman Chilton. Larry Chilton is survived by his daughters, Celeste Chilton of Charlottesville, Va. and Sarah Chilton of Charleston, S.C. Service: 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Winston-Salem. Eric Chilton, nephew of Larry Chilton, will offer the eulogy. After the service, interment is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Forsyth Memorial Park. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078. Services provided by Frank Vogler &Sons Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.frankvoglerandsons.com .
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