OBITUARY

Samuel Lee Hilton

June 29, 1945April 18, 2021

Samuel “Sam” Lee Hilton was born on June 29, 1945 and passed away on April 18, 2021.

He was a Godly, Christian man. Throughout his life and before Sam lost his vision, he loved the competition of playing different board, table and card games, as well as dice. Sam was also a voracious reader. The longer and bigger the book, the better! He had a phenomenal photographic memory and he was excellent with recalling numbers, dates, times and his passion, the weather! Sam had a focused, creative and disciplined mind.

Sam had a green thumb and grew a big, wonderful, garden of nutritional vegetables for his family and his neighbors. Sam also enjoyed trading in the stock market because of his love of finances, numbers, and competition.

He was also known for his dry, witty sense of humor. He loved to get a reaction! He was very social and loved interacting with people, always in a humorous, kind, fair and Christian manner.

Sam’s family is thankful that he showed them how to live a Godly life.

His family will remember and miss him immensely, but expect to be with him again someday.

Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Helen Hilton, and his sister, Karen Lyn Hilton.

Sam is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Joann Lucille Hilton, daughters; Heather Lynn (Lynch) Hilton, Holly Jo Reynolds, Heidi Sue Mullooly, son; Heath Samuel Hilton, son-in-laws; Jon Reynolds, John Mullooly, grandchildren; Ty C. Hilton, Reese M. Hilton, Sophie E. Lynch, Hannah G. Lynch, Finn Mullooly, brother; Thomas O. Hilton, sister-in-law; Jenell E. Stalsonburg and brother-in-law; Robert Stalsonburg.

A special and loving “THANK YOU” to all our wonderful friends at Messiah Lutheran Church.

At this time, services for Sam have been delayed. Please check with Reyers or Messiah Lutheran Church at the beginning of May for any updated service information.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sam's memory may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church: Capital Improvement, 2727 Five Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525.

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Services

11 May

Memorial Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Messiah Lutheran Church

2727 5 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
11 May

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Messiah Lutheran Church

2727 5 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525

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Samuel Lee Hilton

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Marc Bouman

April 27, 2021

I worked in the same office as Sam for many years. What an awesome person, great personality and very caring. I am very sorry for the family for his loss. I will always have great memories of being in the office with him. May he Rest-In-Peace. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. God Bless!!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY