Hilton C. Taylor 71, Sandusky, gained his heavenly wings on July 2, 2019, in Stein Hospice Care Center.
He was born to the late John Henry and Rosie V. Taylor on July 9, 1947 in Magee, MS. Hilton was the sixth of eight children.
Hilton met his bride Ola Mae Miller in Mississippi. They moved to Sandusky, OH and were married on August 13, 1967. From that union, they had two children – Charlotta and Chadwick Taylor.
Hilton graduated from Magee High School in 1965, where he played football. Hilton became a journeyman pipefitter in 1973, working for various construction companies for several years. In 1984, he was hired in skilled trades at Ford Motor Company. He worked at Ford until his retirement in 2012. During his time at Ford, he was very active with the JST committee. He was a member of both the United Association Local 42 (Steamfitters/Pipefitters) and United Auto Workers Local 1216. In November of 2018, Hilton received his Fifty-Year Membership Certificate in the United Association Local 42. He also received Lifetime Membership status for having Fifty Years of continuous dues paid in the United Association.
Hilton, along with Ola, joined Porter’s Memorial C.M.E Church in 1971. He served on the Steward Board from the early 80s until his passing. As Treasurer, he was a faithful servant to ensure the collection was carefully counted and deposited every Sunday.
Hilton was a “Gentle Giant” – he had a quiet demeanor with a booming voice. Even though he was an introvert, he valued and treasured his relationships with his family and co-workers.
He leaves to carry on his legacy his loving wife Ola, children, Charlotta and Chadwick (LaShawn) Taylor, grandchildren ,Ksenija, Kanaan, and Skylar Taylor, brothers ,Larry (Rhonda) and James Nathan Taylor, Aunt Geneva Russell, special nephew, Fritz Taylor, special nieces, Colette Belfor and Rosalind Coleman, Godsons ,Anthony Eppse, Terence Taylor, and Pierre Taylor, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family members that received their wings prior to Hilton were his parents, sisters, Claudell Belfor and Betty Ruth Gowdy, and brothers, James C., Jerome, and John L. Taylor.
Friends may call on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 5-8 P.M. in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, at 11 A.M. in Porter’s Memorial C.M.E. Church, 1722 Third St., Sandusky. Rev. Bruce Gibson will officiate. Entombment will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The Family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations are made to Porter’s Memorial CME Church, or Stein Hospice Service in honor of Hilton C. Taylor. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting toftfuneralhome.com.