Claude Keith Hilton, Jr.


On March 31, 2019, Keith, a loving husband and father of three daughters, joined his heavenly father at the age of 65, after a prolonged illness, at his home in Sneads, FL.

Keith was born on March 17, 1954 in Blountstown, FL.

Keith is preceded in death by his father, Claude K. Hilton, Sr.; his mother, Lillian Irene Moore Hilton; and his sister, Lisa Gail Hilton Martin. 

His is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Denise Boatman Hilton; his three daughters, Amy Hilton Money (Tony Money), Sylvia Hilton (Jimmy Amison), and Melissa Hilton Morgan (Ricky Morgan); seven grandchildren, Justin Carlisle, James and John Loftus, Lealeanna and Madelynn Kostovic, Aiden and Ciara Morgan; two nephews, Kristopher and Joshua Martin and his special pet, Prissy.

Keith graduated from Sneads High School in 1972, then attended Chipola Jr. College where he received his AA degree.  Upon Graduation he attended Florida State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in science and remained a die-hard fan of FSU.  He then married the love of his life, Jacqui in 1982 and were happily married for 38 wonderful years.  He was a teacher and coach at Chattahoochee High School for several years and then moved on to several different jobs with the State of Florida.  Most notably was his 22 years at Sunland in Marianna from where he retired on Disability. Keith was an avid fisherman and could often be found on the banks of the Apalachicola River and on the catwalk at the dam in Chattahoochee.  He always looked forward to his yearly vacations with his wife and daughters in Destin, FL.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at McAlpin Funeral Home in Sneads, FL on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST. A Celebration of Life service will be on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST.

Flowers may be sent; however, the family encourages donations be made to Shriners Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.