Arthur "Papa Lee" Lee Hylton

October 20, 1933 - March 16, 2023

Arthur Lee “Papa Lee” Hylton, 89, of Bassett, Va., went to his eternal home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on March 16, 2023. He was born in Stuart, Va., to the late George Cabell Hylton and Callie Rakes Hylton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Susanna Hylton; and two brothers, William Howard Hylton, and Harvey Ray Hylton.
Mr. Hylton was a longtime member of Rich Acres Baptist Church and loved nothing more than witnessing to people and leading them to the Lord. He retired from Stanley Furniture at age 60.

He is survived by his two daughters, Katherine (Kathy) Hylton Sharpe, and Carol Hylton Hancock and husband Ken, all of Bassett; two grandsons, Travis Hancock and wife Laura, and Jordan Hancock of Fredericksburg, great-grand-daughter, Leah, of Newport News; brother, George “G.C.” Cabell Hylton and wife Margaret, of Stuart; his stepson Johnnie Puckett of Stuart; his four sisters, Gay Nell Floyd of Stuart, and Estelle Rakes, Virginia Sheppard, and Redith Shough and husband David, all of Patrick Springs; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bassett Funeral Service chapel, and at other times at the home.

Funeral services will be held at Bassett Funeral Service chapel at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, with Pastor Gary Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Center Church Cemetery with military rites by the Martinsville Henry County Honor Guard.

Bassett Funeral Service is serving the Hylton family.

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