GATE CITY, Va. (WJHL) — The father of Virginia State Delegate and House Majority Leader Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) has died.

John Kilgore, Sr. died Saturday, according to a release. He was 83.

The U.S. Navy veteran was also the father of Jerry Kilgore, the former Virginia Attorney General and Secretary of Public Safety.

Delegate Kilgore announced his father’s death on Twitter, calling him, “an amazing father and Grandad! He supported his family and encouraged all of us to do our best, living his life as an example of how to follow Christ and be a servant leader.”

Kilgore retired from Eastman Chemical Company, his obituary said. He was a leader in the Scott County and statewide Republican Party and served on Virginia’s Department of Housing and Community Development Board by appointment of two former Governors.

A funeral will be held Monday night in Weber City with a burial service the following day.