Mark E. Hylton, 62


Mark Edward Hylton, 62, of Morrisonville, died Friday, May 29, 2020, at 6:55 a.m. at his residence surrounded by family.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville. In keeping with the CDC guidelines, only ten guests at a time will be allowed to visit with the family. Following the visitation, he will be cremated, and a private family memorial service will be held. Inurnment will follow in Morrisonville Cemetery.

Mr. Hylton was born April 29, 1958, in Springfield, the son of David Francis and Phyllis Elaine (Pfoff) Hylton. He married Robyn Estabrook on Sept. 23, 1995, in Lincoln Park  in Springfield, and she survives.

A 1977 graduate of Springfield Southeast High School, he went on to work for Pro Strip in Springfield for over 40 years, and served as the owner/operator for the past three years.

His passion was woodworking and repairing furniture, but he loved throwing horseshoes. He was a three-time state horseshoe champion and the 2003 NHPA World Horseshoe Throwing champion. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his boys.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Caleb Flinn-Hylton of Taylorville, Robert (Shelbie Durbin) Hylton of Morrisonville and Benjamin (Alexa) Hylton of Forks, WA; grandson, Lane Hylton; siblings, Michael (Kathy) Hylton of Florida, Pamela Brinkley of Auburn, Matthew Hylton of Springfield, Greg (Robin) Hylton of McLeansboro, Rebecca (John) Wilson of Springfield and Amy (Michael) Hayer of Springfield; sister-in-law, Jennifer Hylton of Springfield; brothers-in-law, Rich (Lorrie) Estabrook of Scottsdale, AZ, and Ron (Angie) Estabrook of Springfield; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Stephen and Andy Hylton; brother-in-law, Bill Brinkley; sisters-in-law, Sherie and Connie Hylton; and niece, Jamie Corpstein.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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