1936 Don 2015

Don Bilton

April 10, 1936 — May 10, 2015

HOLLY HILL - Donald R. "Don" Bilton, 79, of Holly Hill, husband of Mary Russell Bilton, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at his home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Holly Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Cooper Stonestreet officiating. Burial will follow in the Holly Hill Cemetery. Don was a son of the late Samuel Washington Bilton and Annie Ruth Ard Bilton. He was owner of the former Bilton Furniture Co. and was currently employed by Boyd Furniture. He was a member of the Holly Hill Lions Club and was a former member of the U. S. Army Reserves. Don was an active member of Holly Hill UMC where he was a former trustee. Don, at age 79, was still working six days a week. He enjoyed staying busy and his contact with the public. Married for 57 years to Mary, his high school sweetheart, Don enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved all sports in general, but especially NASCAR racing, spending quiet times with family, an avid wildlife enthusiast, and just overall acts of kindness to all. Don will be remembered for his "skilled whistling," his kind and generous heart, his smile for everyone he met, and last but not least, for putting the Maytag repairman out of business. Don will be greatly missed by family, friends and all those who he did so much for, and asked so little in return. What a kind soul! Surviving are his wife of Holly Hill; daughters, Hope Bilton of Holly Hill, Donna Bilton and Tammy Feagin of Statesville, NC; sisters, Ann (Bill) Hill of Winston-Salem, NC, and Marie (Ralph) Williams of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Larry (Joan) Bilton of Spartanburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Avinger Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Holly Hill UMC, PO Box 398, Holly Hill, SC 29059.
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