Kelton B. Hiltsley, Jr. passed away June 26, 2012 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Homestead United Methodist Church with Pastor Monica Dowdy officiating.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1935 to Kelton B. and Margaret Hiltsley in Albany, NY. Following attendance at Siena College joined the US Army National Guard in June 1961. He served as a small arms repairman. He was an expert marksman after discharge in 1964. He began working in insurance field culminating in the position of Executive Vice President of the American Reinsurance Company upon retirement he opened his own sporting goods business Ask Us Sports in addition he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and single action cowboy shooting. He was president of the Better Creek Rangers Shooting Club in Crossville, TN. He was a long time member of the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association in New Jersey. Kel was a loving family man, and always willing to help family and friends.
He is survived by wife Linda J. (Young) Hiltsley of Crossville, TN, son (John)Scott Hiltsley and wife Laurin of Clermont FL, grandchildren Stephanie MacMillan and Christopher Hiltsley, great grandchild Jayla, brother Timothy Hiltsley and wife Narda of Burnt Hills, NY, sisters Joan Sheffield and husband William of Speculator, NY, Judy Viscusi and husband Paul of Saratoga Springs, NY, Carolyn Mizerek and husband Leonard of Westport, CT. Beloved Aunt Catherine Crowley of Saratoga Springs, NY, beloved nieces and nephews Patrick, Christiana, Jonathan, Jenna, Shoshanna, and Adam.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers make donations to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or Better Creek Rangers care of Cumberland County branch, Crossville, TN