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Robert “Hilton” Yon

Robert “Hilton” Yon, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 08, 2017.

By his side were his devoted wife, and three daughters.

Son of the late Henry and Millie Yon, he was born December 30, 1932.  

He was employed as the Assistant Superintendent, with Wilson and Toomer Fertilizer Company, in Jacksonville, Port Everglades, Ft. Pierce, and Cottondale, Florida for a total of 18 years. The last 22 years of his employment, before retiring in 1991, he worked for Bell South of Chipley, Fl. He was an active and faithful member of One Accord Sunday School class of North Florida Baptist Church. His hobbies and accomplishments included teaching himself to build and remodel houses, hunting, fishing, camping with his family, and traveling all the states after retirement, with his wife Jeanette, in their motor home.  He also enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by many close family and friends including his beloved wife of 62 years, Jeanette Johnson Yon; three loving daughters: Diane (Richard Sprayberry) Childersburg, Al, Denise (Bruce Congleton), and Jan (Adalberto Martinez), of Tallahassee, Florida; 8 grandchildren: Sunshine McLendon of Quincy, Fl, Ashlynn (Jason Adank) of Tallahassee, Fl,  Jana Barnes (Lee), of Tallahassee, Fl, Brittany Neel, of Havana, Fl, Richard Sprayberry (Jamie), Madison, Al, Heather Shields, (Ray) of Tallahassee, Fl, Paige Huffman, Tallahassee, Fl, and Christy (David West) Tallahassee, Fl; and 13 great-grandchildren: which he adored, loved to hold, and play with while displaying the biggest smile you have ever seen. He has three surviving sisters: Evelyn Andrews Wages, Betty Yon Finch, and Peggy Yon Mills. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry & Millie Yon, one sister, Bernice Yon Barnes, and one brother Huston Yon.

Hilton loved God, people, and his country.  He was very smart, friendly, and never met a stranger.  He greeted everyone with a smile and will be remembered most for his witty sense of humor and jokes.  One practical joke involved him hanging a monkey on his daughters’ bedroom door, so when they woke up for school and opened their door, the monkey was right there in their face. All the while, daddy-o  was around the corner, laughing quietly, until his three girls screamed with excitement.

Services will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017, at 1 pm (CST) time at First Baptist Church of Cottondale, Florida. Family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until time of service. Burial will be at the Baptist Cemetery in Cottondale, Florida immediately after the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation in honor to “Courage Through Cancer Ministry,” P.O. Box 4067, Tallahassee, Florida 32315

Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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