By Lindsay Doty
Greg Hylton is being remembered as a kind man who was dedicated to his family and his community. Whether he was spending time with his wife and two daughters or helping domestic violence victims through his work with Sheltering Wings in Danville, Hylton put others first.
The 52-year-old lifelong Brownsburg resident passed away on Dec. 11 after a battle with a rare form of cancer.
“Greg lived such a tremendous, God-honoring, community-invested, family-valued life. We are a better organization because of him, our mission is stronger and our hearts are forever grateful. Our prayers are with his wife, Terri, and their daughters,” said Cassie Mecklenburg, executive director of Sheltering Wings.
“He had a quiet strength and engaging personality. He united people and they really wanted to be around him,” she said.
Hylton served on the board of directors at Sheltering Wings for over 10 years. During that time, he served as chairman and vice chairman of the board. He stepped down in August after his cancer diagnosis.
Brownsburg School Board President Eric Hylton, Greg’s brother, called him his hero.
“He was a tremendous brother who always supported and helped guide me in business and life. He was my hero and will be greatly missed by his family and friends,” said Eric Hylton.
Greg Hylton spent his final moments with his wife and children.
“The day was such a gift. A gift of family time. Of sharing memories with just the four of us. And of helping Greg transition to his new and perfect body dancing on golden streets with Jesus and loved ones that have gone before him,” wrote his wife Terri Hylton in a message shared online with the Brownsburg community.
“We can’t thank you enough for all of the prayers and support we have received over the last months of Greg’s journey. There is no GPS for this type of journey but, with the help of all of you, we have managed to get Greg home. We are so grateful.”
Greg Hylton grew up in Brownsburg and love playing sports. The Indiana University graduate worked for the Indianapolis Colts as Vice President of Premium Seating and Ticket Sales. He was a man of faith who loved coaching his girls in soccer and watching them grow.
A socially-distant visitation at Plainfield Christian Church in Plainfield will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Due to COVID regulations, a small private service will follow for immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, Greg’s wish is that you consider giving to Sheltering Wings to make a lasting impact on the lives of domestic violence victims in our community. To do so, visit www.shelteringwings.org/donate. Or, checks can be mailed to Sheltering Wings, PO Box 92, Danville, IN 46122. http://www.hamptongentry.com