Hilton A. Wilson, 90, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 12:40 P.M., Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at home with his loving family at his side.
His visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home Heyworth, Illinois. The Funeral Service will be at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, December 23, 2017, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Heyworth Park or OSF Eastern Regional Hospice.
Hilton was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Chestnut, Illinois, to John and Lottie Vail Wilson joining his only sibling, Marjorie. He married his high school sweetheart, Neva Hamblen in June 1945. She passed away March 17, 2004. Hilton and Neva first farmed in the Beason area, moving to Mt. Pulaski and finally the day after Thanksgiving of 1952, to a farm between McLean and Heyworth. Blessed with two children born on the farm in Beason and two more in Mt. Pulaski, they were forever referred to as Hilton, Neva and the four J’s.
He is survived by Jeff (Leisa) Wilson of Heyworth, Illinois; Jennifer (Gary) Sieg of Pinehurst, Idaho; Jack (Brenda) Wilson of Waynesville, Illinois; and Jane (Keith) Greene of Kellogg, Idaho. Hilton was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marjorie, 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 6 brothers-in-law, and 3 sisters-in-law.
Happiest times for Hilton with his faithful companion, Benji by his side were spent with family, friends, on any piece of farming machinery, driving around in his blue F150, or in a semi.
Family, friends, farming, and trucking is who Hilton Wilson was.