Larry Hylton

Larry Hylton

Saturday, January 11th, 1947 Monday, August 12th, 2019

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Obituary for Larry Eugene Hylton

Larry Eugene Hylton, 72, of DeSoto, KS passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at home surrounded by his loved ones. The family will receive friends and fellowship on Monday, August 19th from 10 to 11 am with the Memorial Funeral services immediately following at Risen Savior Lutheran Church 14700 Leavenworth Rd. Basehor, KS 66007. Larry was born on January 11, 1947 in Newton County, Arkansas. As a child, his family relocated to the Bonner Springs, Kansas area where he graduated from Bonner Springs High School and met the love of his life, Linda Porth. Larry and Linda married in 1965 and had their daughter, Krista in 1971. His family was his biggest accomplishment and loved being a father and grandfather. Larry spent his career as a successful entrepreneur. He was the founder of Hylton Trucking, Jayhawk Truck Transporters, owned numerous service stations, as well as the proud owner of several thoroughbred race horses. He loved the outdoors including fishing, hunting, golf and baseball. Larry was a great cook, but not a fan of cleaning up - he was a huge fan of the Chiefs, Royals and KU Jayhawks. He was proceeded in death by his parents Claude "Les" and Walsie Hylton, and sister Judy (Hylton) Henry. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Linda (Porth) Hylton of the home and daughter Krista Hylton Smith and her husband Brian of Olathe, Kansas. Three brothers; Edward of Bates City, MO, Johnny (Sharon) of Bonner Springs, KS and Carl (Donna) of St. Louis, MO and four sisters; Mary Jo (Martin) Hembrock of North Little Rock, AR, Wanda Fisher of St. Louis, MO, Anna (Ernie) Sheppard of Warsaw, MO and Reba Grass of Springfield, MO. Two grandchildren, Garrett and Hadley as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins of whom looked to Larry as a father figure and big brother. The family suggests memorial contributions to Risen Savior Lutheran Church.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Risen Savior Lutheran Church
    14700 Leavenworth Rd.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, August 19th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Risen Savior Lutheran Church
    14700 Leavenworth Rd.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, August 19th, 2019

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Noreen Zuniga

Prayers and hugs to the family, stay focused on all the wonderful memories and may God give you strength as you travel thru this trying time
God Bless
Noreen Zuniga
Comment | Posted at 08:44pm via Condolence

Marie Neal

Prayers and thoughts are with the family,So sorry to hear of Larry's passing, God bless you all .
Comment | Posted at 09:54pm via Condolence

Reba Grass

Dear Brother, you will be missed more than you know. I love you with all my heart and will miss your smile at every family function or gathering. You always made an effort to attend everything no matter where it was even though many times it was inconvenient because you were always working so much. I know that Mom was waiting for you with open arms but our arms are empty now. Just wish I could hug you one more time and give you a big kiss. You will never be forgotten. Please say hello to Ken and little sis Judy. Until we meet again, you enjoy heaven.
Comment | Posted at 12:28pm via Condolence

Karri Sheppard- Rosenquist

Beautifully said Reba ❤. He was such a special man and will be so missed.
Posted at 02:41am

Edward Hylton

There hasn't been a death in our family since my Father in Law, that hits me as hard as this. Uncle Larry was one of my favorite people on Earth. He was the Best Man at my wedding. He's touched more lives than he could ever know. Here on Earth it's a little dimmer and Heaven's a little brighter...RIP Uncle Larry...and WERE and STILL ARE...BELOVED!
Comment | Posted at 10:05pm via Condolence

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