SILOAM — Mr. Herbert Hoover Chilton, 79, of 424 Stanford Church Road, Siloam, husband of Mrs. Dotty Bruner Chilton, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 12, 2009, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. He was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Surry County to the late Jasper and Eliza Johnson. Mr. Chilton was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Germany. He was a loving and doting husband, a fabulous father, and always happy, encouraging, a fighter and a joy to be around. Herb’s infamous words were, “I ain’t gonna complain.” His time here with us seemed short, he’s gone on to be with his Heavenly Father. He was a retired farmer and worked on several tobacco markets. Mr. Chilton was a graduate of Copeland High School. He was member of Pine Hill Friends Meeting. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Dotty B. Chilton of the home; a son, David Randall Chilton of the home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth Ann Chilton Whitaker and Allen of Siloam and Rachel Chilton Masten and Larry of Ararat; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Moir Chilton and Linda and Johnson Chilton and Carol, all of Ararat; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Chilton was preceded in death by four brothers, Bishop Chilton, Paul Chilton, Kenneth Chilton and Edsil Chilton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Pine Hill Friends Meeting conducted by Pastor Michael Thames and the Rev. Clayton Tilley. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Friends Meeting Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Pine Hill Friends Meeting Building Fund, c/o Rebecca Fulk, 766 Quaker Church Road, Siloam, NC 27047. Online condolences may be made at moodyfuneralservices.com.