Wilbert Childress Obituary

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Wilbert J. "Chillie" Childress Sr.

November 3, 1928 - November 13, 2013
Obituary

CHILDRESS, Sr., Wilbert "Chillie," 85, of Sandston, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. He was the son of the late Ada and Ray Childress. Chillie was a well-known and respected brick mason and custom builder establishing W. J. Childress, Inc. in 1975. Chillie was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church and long term member of Windsor Club of Elko. He was a Korean War Veteran. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Martha Lee Childress; children, Wilbert "Bert" Childress, Jr. (Cathy), Steven Childress (Rachel), and Jean Garrett (Peter); five grandchildren, Brian Childress (Erica), Shannon Wakefield (Kyle), Sarah Henderson (John), Casey...
CHILDRESS, Sr., Wilbert "Chillie," 85, of Sandston, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. He was the son of the late Ada and Ray Childress. Chillie was a well-known and respected brick mason and custom builder establishing W. J. Childress, Inc. in 1975. Chillie was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church and long term member of Windsor Club of Elko. He was a Korean War Veteran. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Martha Lee Childress; children, Wilbert "Bert" Childress, Jr. (Cathy), Steven Childress (Rachel), and Jean Garrett (Peter); five grandchildren, Brian Childress (Erica), Shannon Wakefield (Kyle), Sarah Henderson (John), Casey Garrett, Peter Garrett II; two great-grandsons, John and Steven Henderson; sister, Thelma Freeman; brother, Linwood Childress (Barbara); and twin sister, Edna McClenny. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013 and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, Va. 23231. A funeral service will be held at New Bridge Baptist Church, 5701 Elko Rd., on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Bridge Baptist Church building fund.

"Chillie was always one of my favorite people to work for. He was honest and hard working. And when he was on the jobsite, there was never a dull minute...." Ed & Marsha Preston (Mechanicsville, VA)

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