Oct 13, 2018 at 3:52 PM
COEBURN, VA - Joseph Hilton, 86, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at his home in Coeburn, VA.
He was born in Leck, VA. to Walter Jackson Hilton and Emma Long Hilton. He was preceded in death by sons Walter Joe Hilton and Paul Randolph Hilton. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Florence Blackwell Hilton, son Samuel David Hilton and wife Betty of Valdese, NC, son John Alan Hilton and wife Michelle of Greensboro, NC, Grandchildren Paul Joseph Hilton, Emma Caroline Hilton, Lauren Grace Hilton, and many extended family members.
He attended Coeburn High School and was a Korean War veteran serving in the Army Air Force. He went on to attend Hiwassee College and later was a small business owner in Coeburn for over the past 50 years. Also, he was a past President of the Coeburn Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Coeburn where he taught men’s Sunday School class and drove the church bus for many years.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, 701 Front St., Coeburn, VA at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 15, 2018 with Rev. R. J. Rose and Dr. Roger Bevins will be officiating. Family will be receiving friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the church. Graveside Services will be held 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Greenwood Acres Cemetery Coeburn, VA. with Military Rites by the Shaw Air Force Base and Local VFW Members family and friends will meet at 10:15 A.M. at the church to go in procession to the cemetery. Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to sign guest register book on line. Sturgill Funeral Homes 310 6th Street NW Coeburn, VA. 24230 in charge of arrangements.