Hilton Sr., James Edward

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James Edward “Shorty” Hilton Sr., 78, of Link Circle Newport, VA departed this life Tuesday Morning November 12, 2019. He was born on February 11, 1941 in Pembroke, VA to the late Raymond Edward Hilton and Mary Helen Hilton.

James was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ann Elizabeth Hilton, brother Clinton Raymond Hilton and sister Linda Hilton McGuire.

He is survived by his sister Phyllis Hilton Lucas, his children Junior and Debra Merrix of Pembroke, Ricky and Traci Merrix of Pembroke, Peggy and Erick Falls of Goldbond, Annetta Martin and Jerry Profitt of RichCreek, Jamie and Brenda Hilton of Pembroke; his grandchildren Sara Garcia, Jeremy Merrix, Heather Falls, Morgan Hilton, Logan Hilton, Amber Sult, Kevin Martin, Brittany Stevers, Matt Ankers, and Joe Ankers, his great-grandchildren Jacob, Miguel, Jaida, Astrid, Will, Landon, Nolyn, Jusein, Shea, Alyia, Carson, Colton, Cameron, Maya, Madison, Carissa, Skyler, Maleigh, and Franklin, and his great-great grandchildren Arabella, Xavier, and Jakobe.

There will be a funeral service celebrating his life at the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel in Pembroke, Virginia on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM with Pastor John O’Donnell officiating. Family will receive friends to commemorate such a special man on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Following the service, there will be a committal service at the Hilton Family Cemetery in Pembroke, VA.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.