Bynum “Bud” Eugene Hilton, Jr., 47, of Port Clinton, OH died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was born on April 27, 1970 in Sandusky, OH to Bynum E. and Dorothy (Vranish) Hilton, Sr. He was a graduate of Clyde High School and Vanguard Vocational Center.
On February 9, 1996, he married his best friend, Katrina Bartson in Fremont, OH. She survives along with their golden child, Reef James.
Bud most recently drove semi-truck for B & M Trucking in Wayne, OH and previous other companies for twenty-five years. He attended Immaculate Conception Church in Port Clinton. Bud was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. He was an amazing father, always loving and caring for his “little family”, and those close to him recall his willingness to help anyone at any time. Bud enjoyed eating good foods, time with friends and family but most of all being Reef’s dad. He will be intensely missed, along with the family hugs shared upon each and every homecoming that was a sacred ritual to him, Reef and Katrina.
Bud is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary (Doc Rutan) Bartson; brother-in-law, James Bartson, Jr., and sisters, Deb Angel and Lisa (Ray) Garlock; three nieces, five nephews and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-n-law, James Bartson, Sr. and nephew, Justin Bartson.
Katrina would like to thank family and friends for their out pouring of support and generosity during this difficult time.
There will be a Celebration of Life at Lake Erie at a later date.
Contributions in memory of Bud can be made to Reef Hilton through the Croghan Colonial Bank of Port Clinton or Catawba, OH or to Katrina Hilton.
Think of Bud, with a rod in hand, as the sun rises over our great Lake Erie. He will be with us always.
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Steve Zilles and Karen Talbert
You and family have our deepest sympathy for your loss. He was a wonderful husband and father.
my sympathy to you Katrina and Reef Bud was a loving person and will be missed by all his friends and especially his Family You are in my prayers thinking of you often Aunt Marilyn
So sorry for your loss. Praying for Gods comfort & strength. Trust Him & he will work everything out.
In His Love, Judy
Sorry to hear about your loss Katrina. I hope the best for you and your son.
Darlene ( Lippert) Love
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and hugs to your family.
Bernie and Cindy Parker
Bud will be very missed by both of us. Good times that we had together will always be remembered. He was always ready to fish or hunt anytime you wanted to go. Our prayers are with the family.
Stacey (Eden) Mowry
My dearest Katrina I am so very sorry for your loss my heart is just broken for you . If you need anything please let me my mom or Larry know . I will be thinking of you and praying for you at this very difficult time . May he rest in peace
sorry to hear about your husband Katrina God Bless you..
Bud was the best friend a person could ever have. I will sincerely miss Bud every day He will always be in our heart and in our prayers. When I catch crappies I will always think of him. Larry and Sara Brenot
Katrina and Reef, I am so sorry to hear about your husband and father. I am glad that I was able to know him, and see his fishing
talent in person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Trina and family…. you are in my thoughts and prayers…. John Eckhardt
Katrina, Thoughts and prayers to you and your son.
Joyce & Joe Cook
Katrina and Reef, We are so sorry too hear of Buds passing he was a great guy. We will always remember the fun time and his happy smile.
Joe & Joyce Cook
So sorry for your loss Trina my heart goes out to you and my prayers. Father God I pray you give Trina peace and comfort hold her in your arms I asked this in Jesus name Amen
Rochelle Duncan Schroeder
Katrina my deepest sympathy during this sad time. My prayers will be with you and your son. May your precious memories give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. I’m very sorry for your loss.