Mr. John Franklin Hilton, 60 of Lake City passed away at his home from a sudden illness. He was born in Lake City to the late C.L. Hilton and Lois Thomas Hilton. Mr. Hilton retired from the United States Army having served 20 years. He was a Guard for the Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger and received many Army decorations while in service. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Laura Bivins Hilton and two sisters.
He is survived by Son Michael (Kelly) Hilton of Ocala, Daughter: Amber (Brian) Knagge, Four grandchildren: John, Douglas, Holton and Thorne, One brother: Robert Byrd (Kathy) of Lake City, Three sisters: Mattie Langley of Lake Butler, Betty Dortch of Lake City, and Peggy (Helton) Carter of Lake City
Funeral Services for Mr. Hilton will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Chapel in Archer Funeral Home with Rev. Rodney Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Phillippi Cemetery. Family would like to invite friends for visitation at 10:00 am an hour prior to funeral services. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. 386-496-2008.