In an obituary of Earl Nevette Chiles, a retired teacher and real estate broker, which appeared in Saturday's editions of The Washington Post, it was reported incorrectly that he was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He graduated from Virginia Military Institue in 1942.

Earl Nevettes Chiles Jr., a retired visiting teacher in the Fairfax County public school system who also was a real estate broker, died of cancer Wednesday at Commonwealth Doctors Hospital in Fairfax.

Mr. Chiles was born in Gilmore Mills, Va., and went to school in St. Petersburg, Fla. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1942 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army. He served in the Philippines during World War II and later in Japan.

After the war, he moved to Natural Bridge Station, which is near his birthplace in Virginia, and ran a general store and a tourist home.

In 1956, he moved to the Washington area and began his career in the Fairfax school system. He taught at Cedar Lane Elementary and Thoreau Intermediate schools and then became a visiting teacher in the Area Three Office.In that capacity, he worked with children with behavorial problems. He retired in 1978.

Mr. Chiles also was a licensed real estate broker and managed a number of commercial properties he and his family owned in Northern Virginia.

He was a resident of Vienna and a member of the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Ldoge No. 2188, which named him Elk of the Year for 1969-1970. He also was a charter member of the International Town & Country Club and a member of Phi Kappa Delta, a professional education organization, the Association of Retired Persons and the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter.

Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret (Midge) Carrigan, of Vienna; a son, William, of Reston; two daughters, Catherine Parson and Melissa Chiles, both of Dallas; his mother, Mrs. Earl N. Chiles Sr. of Natural Bridge Station, Va.; two brothers, John W., of Falls Church, and Lloyd R., of Tampa, Fla.; and three sisters, Lucille Collany of St. Petersburg, Fla, Katherine Veague of Pepperell, Mass., and Helen Mason of Powhatan, Va.