Tommy Crawford Hilton

Published 8:30 am Friday, March 11, 2016

Tommy Crawford Hilton, 84, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Mary Alice Slagle Hilton.
Mr. Hilton was retired from the Tennessee Department of Highway as a District Superintendent after 43 years of service. He was a member of Slagles United Methodist Church where he had served as a Sunday School Teacher and a deacon for several years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Billy Hilton, and a sister, Mary Lee Ward.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Katherine “Gene” Ritchie Hilton; his daughters, Lynda Hilton, Kathy Fair, Hope Hilton and Bob Allen, Vannessa Wood and husband Mike and Tammy Turner and husband Gary; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Mary E. Hilton.
A service to celebrate the life of Tommy Hilton will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Estell Williams and the Rev. Mike Barry officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Slagle Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeremiah Quintero, Joey Mottern, Cody Fair, Robert Pickens, Chris Turner, Brian Turner, Patrick Turner, Bradley Hatcher and Marcos Demora. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Wood, Gary Turner, Bob Allen, Pete Slagle, Doug Slagle, Tom Slagle, Sonny Slagle, Ronnie Trivette, Lon Davis, Chucky Hilton, Billy Hilton, Tony Bowers, Tommy Lyons, G.W. Puckett and Don Beasley. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Hilton family.

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