John Franklin Childs, II


In Loving

John Franklin Childs, II

Jul 25, 1941 – Jul 14, 201

John Franklin Childs, II; son of Clyde Franklin Childs and Jewel Shelton Childs Whitlock passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at The Laurels at University Park in Richmond, VA. He was the grandson of M. Haley Shelton and Virginia Lacy Shelton and John Franklin Childs and Beulah M. Childs. John served in the US Navy from 1960 until 1964; upon returning to Richmond he was a Radio DJ with WEET Country Music. His radio name was “Johnny King”.

He is survived by his twin daughters; Tracy Childs Shultz (Kerby) of Ft. Worth, Texas and Teresa Childs Kendall (Keith) of Kyle, Texas; his sisters, Virginia Keith Childs, of Atlanta, GA and Allison Whitlock Bagby (Jim) of Richmond, VA; his two nephews, David and Mark Wheeler, his niece, Lacy Epstein and four great-nephews.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please make donation to Hospice of Virginia, 2256 Staples Mill Road, Suite 100, Richmond, Virginia 23230.



  1. Jacqueline Morsink July 16, 2019 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Love and prayers to family. I have fond memories of my cousin.

  2. Mark July 16, 2019 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Mom and Aunt Allie, sending all our love your way. Best,Mark, Denise & Mac

  3. Williams Family July 16, 2019 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Condolences to the Child’s family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

  4. Gateway Staff July 16, 2019 at 7:44 am - Reply

    The staff at Gateway Apartments would like to share our sincere condolences to Johns family. We will miss his humor and many stories. Godspeed John.

  5. Shanice Mcclendon July 16, 2019 at 7:44 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry hear of the loss . May you find 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4 which tells us “ Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies,and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials, so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.” Please visit our website at at your own convenience ,it’ll answer any bible based questions Sincerely, Ms Mcclendon

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