L/CPL Brian Michael Chilcote grabbed his Guardian Angel, crossing the Great Divide with his mama by his side. Born February 21, 1973, in Anaconda MT to Pat & Peggy Lakel/Chilcote, Brian lost his war on addiction, March 7th at Billings Deaconess Hospital from an Acute Aorta rupture. Brian joined the Maine Corp his Junior year of high school. Among his achievements, he was awarded a Meritorious Medal of honor, and Good Conduct Medal, he was honorably discharged due to a medical condition.
Brian knew many trades but was a Glazier at heart. Brian’s pride was his 4 children, he never married. Brian loved life! Looking over cards & letters, he always ended with, " thanks for life Mom"!
Brian is survived by his mother Peggy Lakel, Butte, his sister Amy Chilcote, sons Christian Patrick, Riley James, Caleb Mykel, and daughter Brianna Michele Chilcote, all of Billings MT. Brian is preceded in death by his father Patrick Chilcot, his Grandparents, Lawrence & Alice Lakel, Rose & Tom Seymour, all from Anaconda MT, his Godmother Mary Pat Montgomery, and favorite Aunt "MOE" Maureen Hamblin of Butte, and nephew Jeff Lakel.
Brian will be laid to rest on June 15th at 1:00 p.m. on the family plot in Upper Hill Cemetery, with a Catholic Rite of Christian Burial, and full Military Honors. Longfellow Finnegan Riddle is in charge of arrangements. Father Robert Hall of St. Joseph's in Butte with conduct the service.
A special thank you to Veteran Service Officer Saajid Muhammad of the Butte Department of Veteran Affairs for going above and beyond the call of duty. " Semper Fi "! Until we meet again my child, may God hold you in the Palm of HIS Hand! R.I.P.
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