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.
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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.
Submitted by Gateway Staff on Jul 26 2018 10:49:19 AM
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.
Submitted by Williams Family on Jul 24 2018 11:27:18 AM
Love and prayers to family. I have fond memories of my cousin.
Submitted by Jacqueline Morsink on Jul 17 2018 05:32:26 PM
Mom and Aunt Allie, sending all our love your way.
Mark, Denise & Mac
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