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MSG Elwood L. Hilton, U.S. Army, Ret.

October 16, 1937 ~ September 2, 2018 (age 80)

Elwood "Roy" Hilton, age 80, of Copperas Cove passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 am on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove. Visitation will be from 5-6:30 with a Rosary at 6:30 at Scott's Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.

Roy was born in Allentown, Ohio to the late Charles and Audrey Kegley Hilton. He graduated from High School in River Rouge, MI in 1955. He married Annie Smith from Cavan, Ireland on July 15, 1957, in Riverhead, New York while serving in the United States Air Force. Roy served for nine years before working 14 years at International Harvester in Fort Wayne, IN. During those 14 years he served in the reserves before going active duty again in the mid 1970's for the Army. He retired from the Army as a Master Sargeant in 1994. They traveled all over the states before building a home in Copperas Cove in the late 1990's and became members of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Roy was strong until his last breath, a true soldier. He was a loving father of four boys and a faithful husband for 61 years. Roy was smart, organized, kind, and had great patience. At 80 years old he was still a skilled marksman. Everyone who knew him liked him and he could carry on a conversation with just about anyone and never met a stranger.

Roy is survived by his wife, Annie Hilton; sons, Shawn Hilton and wife, Kelly, Kevin Hilton and wife, Victoria, Brian Hilton and wife, Tracy, Patrick Hilton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 Georgetown Road, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.


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