Dorris Ray Hylton


Lewisburg-Dorris Ray “Boots” Hylton, 78, formerly of Gap Mills, passed away Friday, Mar. 15, 2019.

Born Aug. 21, 1940, at Hollywood, WV, he was the son of the late Dewey Kyle “D.K.” and Clarice Whitlock Hylton.

Boots was a member of the Union Church of God. He was retired from the WV Department of Transportation.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his former spouse and lifelong friend, Freda Adams Hylton; sister, Gladys Hylton; brothers, Kenneth (Alma), Eugene and Cecil Hylton; and sister-in-law, Ada Mae “Asie” Adams.

Survivors include his daughter with whom he made his home, Kimberly Gilkeson (Doug) of Lewisburg; brothers, Marvin Hylton of Gap Mills, Bill Hylton (Mary Evelyn) and Dennis Hylton (Donna) all of Hollywood; sisters, Gracie Hylton of Hollywood and Faye Skripak (Richard) of Vero Beach, FL; grandchildren, Micah Gilkeson of Princeton, WV, Meshach Gilkeson (Katlin), Melish Gilkeson and Malaysia Gilkeson all of Lewisburg; great-grandchildren, Haiden, Kailaini, Rylan, Holden, Kamdrix and Hunston; sister-in-law, Connie Pettry of Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held on Thursday, Mar. 21, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel in Lewisburg.

Burial followed in the Hollywood Cemetery at Hollywood.

Visitation was Wednesday evening, Mar. 20, at the funeral home.

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