George C. Hilton Jr., 85

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George C. Hilton Jr.

George C. Hilton Jr., 85, of Hampton, Va. passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 after a brief illness.

He was born in Turner, the son of George and Dorothy, and grew up on the family farm in Bridgton. He graduated from Bridgton High School and attended the Franklin Institute in Boston and studied engineering at the University of Virginia. George enlisted in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed at Ft. Eustis, where he met and married Marvette Nichols. He worked in the calibration lab at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and later as an engineer at the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown. He retired from the Department of the Navy after 35 years of service.

He is survived by four children, George C. Hilton III of Hampton, Va., Carolyn G. Hilton of Braselton, Ga., Catherine Warner of Vinton, Va. and James A. Hilton of Cumming, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the family cemetery in North Bridgton at a later date. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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