Donald E. TiltonVirginia Beach – Donald E. Tilton, 86, passed away on November 13, 2014. He was born on June 18, 1928 to the late Earl F. and Gwendolyn Tilton in Omaha, Nebraska. His wife of 18 years Shirley Tilton precedes him in death.
Mr. Tilton served his country and retired from the US Navy as Chief Warrant Officer after 21 years of service. During his term he was on UDT Seal Team 21. After retirement from the Navy, he worked Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York in their hyperbaric chamber, and then the Norfolk International Terminals. He was also an active member of Masonic Lodge #25 and #39, and the Shriners with the Khedive Temple of Chesapeake.
He is survived by his children Donna Gleaves and husband Glen, Deborah McNaney and husband Jimmy; Eric Tilton and wife Missy, and Rene Scroxton and husband Paul; , five grandchildren: Jeremy Zoby, Justin and Jakob Tilton, Briana and Madison Scroxton, and long time companion Carol Skinner.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6-8PM at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach VA 23462.
A Celebration of Life will be on be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Colonial Grove Memorial Park. You may offer your condolences at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.