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“Our thought s,and prayers for all the family.It has been years since we have seen any of the family,but remember you fondly when you lived in...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Dianne Johnson - Surfside Beach, SC

“With all my heart I send my deepest condolences to all my family back home.I remember when my Uncle would take Sapphire and X-man to the movies. To...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere sympathy Robin during the passing of your loved one. Cherish the memories of a life well lived. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Shade - Murrells Inlet, SC

“Robin, my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. My prayers are with all of you. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mercedes Munnerlyn - SC

5 of 15 | Posted by: Lyle Hilts - Summe

“My brother Jimmy will be miss. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Lyle Hilts - Summerville, SC

“I will miss my big brother who always supported, joke with you, who would help you achieve your dreams. No words can show how I feel, ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Robin Hilts - Summerville, SC

“Sad to hear of Jimmy's passing. My condolences to the family. My prayers to you all.Rhonda Daniels ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Rhonda Daniels - Surfside Beach

“A fisherman, a practical jokester and a great big brother. RIP Jimmy ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Wendy Hilts-Deas - Summerville, SC

“So very sorry to hear that Jimmy has passed. I know your hearts are heavy. I had not seen Jimmy in MANY years but his memory still brings a smile...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Tammy (Chestnut) Kemp - SC

“Zach, when you were around 2 years old, my boyfriend at the time, Andrew, worked at CVS with your dad. Andrew would tell me about his coworker Jimmy...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Jimmy was the kindest and compassionate person anyone could ever be acquainted with. Many good stories surround his legacy but those will be told...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kenny O - Conway, SC

“Jimmy was an awesome guy to work with we was always cracking jokes he let my kids come there if i didnt have a sitter my son loved coming and hanging...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Deana Hartlein - Titusville, FL

“Jimmy was a remarkable man who never met a stranger. Of all the things he has done in his life, being a dad was his greatest accomplishment. His...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Missi

“Im deeply sorry for your loss.. I pray you find peace in the good memories of your loved one and the comforting words our Heavenly Father gives to us...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

It is with great sadness that the family of Lyle James (Jimmy) Hilts, age 65, of Summerville SC, announce his passing on July 17, 2018. He was born January 7, 1953, in North Kingstown Rhode Island. The son of Sydell Hilts and Lyle James Hilts.

Jimmy will be remembered for many things: stepping in the parental role for his 9 brothers and sisters when his father wasn't able to, living life to the fullest and never seeing lemons but the lemonade. Spending relaxing days fishing and talking about the big one that got away. Jimmy was driven by dreams and making them come true.

For over five years Jimmy volunteered as an EMT with Surfside Beach Rescue Squad and was honored as a lifetime member. His service to his community continued as an EMT with Horry County EMS and in 1997 was awarded South Carolina EMT of the year.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Sydell Hilts; and his brother Norman.

A Celebration of Life for Jimmy is being held at the family's residence on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Jimmy will be lovingly remembered by his son: Zachary Hilts; four sisters and one brother: Robin Hilts, Denise Wood, Katherine Hanna, Wendy Hilts-Deas of Summerville, SC; Todd Hilts of Lake City, SC.

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