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PLANT CITY - Horton, James "Hilton", 86, entered into eternal rest on June 14, 2014 due to cancer.
He was a veteran serving in the United States Air Force during World War II attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He served as a police officer with the Plant City Police Department, as a deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. He owned and operated a trucking distribution company, and for the last 14 years, he enjoyed working with Publix Supermarkets.
Hilton was 3rd degree Mason and 56 year member of Olin S. Wright Masonic Lodge #79 in Plant City.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He loved fishing, Nascar, and cared deeply for his family and friends.
He will be missed and forever live in our hearts.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Lena, and will always remain her beloved husband. He is also survived by son Gregory Allen Horton; daughters-in-law Sue Horton and Patty Horton; grandchildren Summer, Shea, Jason, and Katrina and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son J. Dennis Horton and grandson Ryan Patrick Horton.
A Celebration of life will be held on Wed., June 18 at 6:00 P.M. at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S., Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 P.M. Private interment at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Expressions of condolence atwww.WeCare.io
Hopewell Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens - Plant City
6005 CR 39 South
Plant City, FL 33567
Published in Ledger from June 16 to June 17, 2014