Chris Hylton
Chris Hylton

Chris Hylton, 66, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at home with his family by his side.

Chris was a teacher at Stafford High School for 35 years and managed to make Government class fun and engaging for his students. He was also the tennis coach and you could always find him wearing his favorite blue and gold beanie as he cheered on his team.

He was a faithful member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church for almost 40 years, he taught Sunday School, was a deacon, and loved to volunteer to better his church and community. Chris loved the Lord and anyone who knew him could see his light shine. He also loved jokes and will be remembered for his sense of humor and laughter.

Chris also enjoyed volunteering at Lee's Hill Golf Course and playing golf with his friends during his retirement years.

Chris loved his family more than anything. Gail, his loving wife of almost 40 years, was his best friend. Other survivors include his children, Shanna (Gabe) and Josh (Erin); grandchildren Claire and Clark; and sister Judy Lawhorne.

A livestream service will be available on Fredericksburg Baptist Church's website at 12 p.m. on January 15, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Neuroendocrine Cancer Research (, the Naaman Fund, or the Thursday Ministry Meal at Fredericksburg Baptist Church.

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Published by The Free Lance - Star on Jan. 13, 2021.
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Chris, your ministry of humor will continue on! Gail, our hearts go out to you, Shanna and Josh, along with spouses and grandchildren. Chris, Congrats on your Hole In One You showed forth our Christ to all! Eternal Love, Nancy and Ron Studebaker Ben Studebaker Jill Studebaker Macioch Gus and Bear
Nancy and Ron Studebaker
January 17, 2021
Oh, Gail. My heart is heavy for you and your family. I so enjoyed Chris. Gail the Ostomy Nurse
Gail Erickson
January 17, 2021
Mr Hylton was my government teacher for 2008-2009, I had him first period so I always got a great start to my school day. He was always so kind and funny - I was often late to school and he was very forgiving. Later in life we crossed paths again as I was working at Starbucks and he was one of the people who picked up our food donations. He was such a nice man and I am so sorry for his family having to lose such a great part of their lives. My heart is with you all.
Melissa King (Leitch)
January 17, 2021
Prayers for the family and friends of Chris Hylton. I am so sorry for your loss.
Terri Lowder, PMHS Class of 72
January 15, 2021
I'm sorry to hear of Chris' passing. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Denny Keffer
January 15, 2021
We are so very sorry for your loss. I too, volunteer at Lees Hill Golf course and have been blessed to have known Chris and to have played golf with him many times. His fondness of jokes brings back many memories of the times he would share his jokes with us , many that he seemed to dream up as we played our round. Chris was not very talkative as we played, and I always thought it was because he took golf so seriously. It didn't take long for me to realize that instead of planning for his next golf shot, he was really thinking up his next joke! I will surely miss Chris, but, I will always look back fondly at all the good times we shared at Lees Hill. Rest in peace, Chris. May God bless you, and may He comfort your family during this time of loss.
Ardie & Kathy Dandino
January 14, 2021
My son Gabe, had the blessing of the best father-in-law anyone could hope for. Chris´s intelligence, sense of humor, kindness, faith, and wonderful spirit were (and still are) a lasting gift to all who knew him. He will be missed so very much. I am grateful to have known him. My deepest condolences to Gail, Shanna, Josh and Gabe.
Joyce Hamilton
January 13, 2021
Mr. Hylton was such a great, wonderful and kind teacher. The world has lost a good man! My sympathies to his sweet family.
Catherine (Burton) Laaki
January 13, 2021
Gail Ann and Family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Chris was a wonderful man. I know how you are feeling when I lost Gregory. God is there for you...
Wanda Goring
January 13, 2021
Dear Gail and family, I am so sorry for your and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope Sullivan
January 13, 2021