Date of Birth: May 14, 1924
Date of Death: May 10, 2020
Private for the family.
Linden Chiles, 95, of Huntington, died Sunday, May 10, 2020 at the Woodlands with his family by his side. He was born May 14, 1924 in Louisa, Va. a son of the late Walter Douglas and Margaret Goodman Chiles. He was also preceded in death by his two wives, Nancy Dickinson Chiles and Georgia Shepherd Chiles and three brothers, Walter, Henry and Bob Chiles. Linden was a Staff Sgt in the Army during WWII, a graduate of VPI, the owner and operator of the former Dickinson Furniture Store, a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church and the Huntington Downtown Lions Club. He is survived by his children, Katherine Chiles, Margaret (Steve) Williams, Anne (Ed) Collins and Chris (Michaela) Chiles; seven Grandchildren, Sandra Sakhai-Owens, Mark Williams (Sylvia), Mason Wendell (Megan), James Wendell (Rachel), Chris Chiles (Chelsea), Drew Chiles (Shannon), Ben Chiles (Samantha). He also had eleven Great grandchildren, Layken, Forrest, Savannah, Kayla, Mariah, Mace, Lyra, Campbell, Winifred, Caroline, and Linden and one great-great grandson, Dean. Private services will be held for the family at Ridgelawn Memorial Park. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis systemicjia.org 3584 Outlook Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45208, Autism Services, and Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church.
From: Sam McCalmont May 12 2020 9:36AM Dear Chris, Annie, Margaret and Katharine,
We are so very sorry to learn of your fathers passing.
He was an important part of the Huntington community.
It was kind of him to attend to my mother’s needs after my fathers passing.
With our deepest sympathy
Sam, Sharon and Meredith McCalmont
From: John Pinkerman May 12 2020 7:21PM I truly enjoyed playing golf with Linden and his Lion buddies. What a fine man and Lion was. He will be truly missed. I will miss him. From: Carol and Buck Greene May 13 2020 8:41AM Chris, Mike and Family: So very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. From: Marv Jones May 13 2020 8:55AM I attend Johnson Memorial & met Mr Chiles there. He was a very kind & caring person. My thoughts & prayers are with his family as we all mourn this loss. From: Mike & Laura Mullarky May 13 2020 9:28AM Dear Chris and Family,
Your Father was such a good man and lived his life well. We bought many of our home furnishings from Dickinsons over the years and he and his staff were always wonderful to work with. and always high quality. We missed the store after it closed and continue to miss the hometown service he offered that today is very rare. We pray his long life was full of stories that men from his great generation often shared and will be cherished by all of you and that you will pass them along because they are such a gift to live on forever.
Our deepest sympathy to all of you who mourn his passing.
Mike and Laura Mullarky
From: Debbie Holmes (Deitz) May 13 2020 11:29AM Chris Mike and family
So sorry to hear about your Father. He was so fortunate to live a long and prosperous life. I was just talking about Dickinson Furniture the other day. Would be so wonderful to keep our family members for a life time but not to be. The good Lord has other Magnificent plans. Much love , comfort and prayers to you all .
From: Tom Lovins May 13 2020 1:45PM I am saddened to read of Mr. Chile’s death. He was a long time neighbor of my late Mother at The Woodlands. I always enjoyed any talks I had with him. I know my Mother thought and knew he was a fine man. My deepest sympathies are extended to his family on their loss. Great From: Sydnee Runyon May 13 2020 4:42PM Anne and Margaret,
I am so sorry to read of your Father’s passing. He was a wonderful man. As others have stated, I also feel he was a Huntington icon and will always remember him there at the door of Dickenson’s greeting Huntington’s citizens. Your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. Condolences!
From: Stephen Kern May 13 2020 7:36PM I was lucky enough to spend 20 years with my boss/friend/mentor. There will never be another like him, L.C. , Henry to me. I will remember all the good times . He was a profound influence on my life. Rest in Peace Henry. From: Betty H Barrett May 14 2020 11:41AM To Linden's Family:
I am sorry for your loss. Linden was a neighbor of mine at Woodlands for a long time, and I have missed seeing him since he moved to Health Care. He had a memorable Virginia accent, always with a pleasant greeting. I enjoyed seeing Chris on his frequent visits. My thoughts and prayers are with you these difficult times.
From: Toni black May 14 2020 7:00PM Margaret and family
Thoughts and prayers with you all. We really thought a lot of Linden and his family
Bob & Linda Harshbarger,Toni &Tim Black
From: Barbara Wills May 14 2020 9:08PM Chris and all of Linden's family, My deepest sympathy to you all at the loss of your dad, Linden. He was a true gentleman and was always interested in helping his customers, friends and others who knew him. From: HarryHager May 15 2020 4:54AM I had lots of wonderful Thursday’s having lunch with Linden. I was lucky enough to recently visit him at Woodlands. The good times with him will be missed. From: Tammy Workman May 18 2020 1:30PM Anne, Margaret, & Chris,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your father and want to express to each one of you my thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences. I always enjoyed visiting and talking with Linden throughout the years. He was kind and thoughtful and had such a good sense of humor. May each of you find that your memories will bring your comfort during this difficult time.
From: Judge Tod J. Kaufman May 18 2020 2:05PM Dear Chris : Although I never had he pleasure of knowing your father, the beautiful tributes of his life in the community spoke volumes. He was born during those same years that my late parents were born and, like my father and men of their generation was a veteran of World War 11. Your family like my grandparents before me was spent in the retail business and I could read what those satisfied customers had to say about Dickinson's which, if known, were probably heart and soul of your popularity and success as a prominent public official all of these years. To you and your family, siblings, spouses and extended family, please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement. With warmest personal regards, I am Yours truly, Tod Kaufman From: Joyce May 19 2020 10:42AM Dear Margaret, Anne, Chris & Kathy,
My deepest sympathies to all of you and your Families in the passing of your Father. Linden was my close friend of many years, and I have such good memories of our times together and talks we shared. He always asked about my kids & Grand kids; He was my cardio buddy and my dear friend, whom I shall miss so much. I know you will miss him so much too, but, I pray you take comfort in your wonderful memories, and know, he often told me that he was so proud of his Children and loved you all very much.
Love & prayers,