Kelton B. Hiltsley

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

9 thoughts on “Kelton B. Hiltsley

  1. Kel, My dearest brother, we all miss you and we are here in Crossville to celebrate your life. You were always a loving brother, ready to help at the drop of a hat, and the best of friends. You were my rock! I could always count on you . It’s great to be here with the family: Linda, Shirley, Judy, Carolyn, Scott & Lauren, Seph & David & your great-granddaughter Jayla. Bill is on the plane as we speak. Wayne, Adam & Shoshanna are on the way. Janie has scheduled a big birthday party for her Mom- but she is here in spirit and her words will be shared by Wayne later. Aunt Catherine wept when she heard of your passing. I can only imagine how great it is to reunite with Dad, Nana and Ade. PAIN-FREE AT LAST!! I will always miss you. Love Always, Joan

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. We are pleased to have met Kel at one of your family gatherings. May you find peace in your memories.

  3. Linda,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. May the years of happiness you had together carry you through this difficult time.


  4. Dear Linda, We are so sorry to hear of Kel’s passing. He was always so happy and gracious. Our hearts go out to you at this tragic time. Know you are surrounded by friends and family near and far who will support you through this. Our deepest sympathies. Marian and Jim

  5. Linda, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sending a donation in Kel’s name, to the American Heart Association.

    Mark and Leslie

  6. Dear Linda,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Kel’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jo Anne and Carlos Sadler

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