Born Nov. 26, 1922, in the Jordan section of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Johnny and Evelyn Dukes Hilton. He attended Jordan Parochial School in Clarendon County. He was a devoted Christian and faithful servant of God. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country with dignity and honor. He was employed with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for more than 40 years.
Survivors include three sons, Louis (Jacqueline) Hilton of Vandergrift, Pa., Freddie Hilton Jr. of Augusta, Ga., and Terry Hilton of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a stepson, Richard Robinson; a special niece and caregiver, Thelma Hilton of Manning; a special first cousin, Frank (Daisy) Hilton of Manning; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Celebratory services for Mr. Hilton were held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning, with Elder Henry L. Hilton officiating, the Rev. George P. Windleiy presiding and Evangelist Jacqueline Hilton and Pastor Stephen McBean assisting.
Burial was held Monday, March 17, 2014, in Florence National Cemetery.
The family received friends at the home of his niece, Thelma Hilton, 117 Harvin Ave. in Manning.
These services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.