Charles O. Chilton

Charles O. Chilton
Nov. 18, 1950 - Sept. 26, 2013
ROCHESTER — Charles O. Chilton, 62, of Rochester died at 7 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at Center for Hospice House of Elkhart.
He was born Nov. 18, 1950 in Bremen to Charles D. and Norma (Lechlitner) Chilton.
On July 10, 1987 in Argos he was married to Brenda Davis Harrell; she survives.
Charles owned and operated Chilton Excavating Inc. for nearly 30 years.
He graduated from Triton High School in 1969. He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and the Cushman Club of America. He enjoyed fishing, riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles, rock crawling mostly in Hannibal, Mo., and loved racing and most recently with late model cars. He raced at Plymouth and South Bend.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Jason and wife Amanda Chilton of Argos; daughter, Angela and husband Bryan Benn of Rochester; four grandchildren, Christopher and Wade Chilton, Brittany and Ruger Benn; sister, Dianne and husband Robert Miller of Zionsville; and brother, Bruce Chilton of Bourbon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Michael Chilton.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Bob Rice officiating.
Visitation is from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Burial will be at Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Argos.
Memorial contributions may be made to Center for Hospice House, 22579 Old U.S. 20, Elkhart, IN 46516.
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