James Patrick Hylton

November 24, 1954 ~ July 24, 2020

James Patrick Hylton
Nov. 24, 1954 – July 24, 2020

Graveside funeral services for Mr. James Patrick Hylton will be held at 10 am, Monday, August 17, 2020 in Oaklawn Cemetery in Welsh, with Pastor Kristie Prejean officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no indoor services or Funeral Home visitation.

Mr. Hylton went to be with his Mom and Dad and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday evening, July 24, 2020 in Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, La.

James, or “Jamie” as he was best known to family and friends, was a lifelong resident of Roanoke and Welsh and worked for many years in the oil and gas industry and most recently the Welsh Canal Company, from which he retired in 2018. He was a 1973 graduate of Welsh High School and attended University of Louisiana at Lafayette, (USL). He loved to hunt and fish and was most comfortable spending time doing both down on Bayou Chene where he lived for many years. An excellent gardener, he blessed many folks’ tables with fresh fruits and vegetables that he grew and loved to share. Jamie was also an excellent cook. Many a serving of his fried fish, fried oysters, boiled crawfish, and BBQ were enjoyed by many friends and family. Ensuring that “a good time was had by all” was a mainstay of his life. Jamie was a member of Roanoke Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include a brother, John Randolph (Julie Ann) Hylton, and sister, Rebecca Ann Hylton, both of Salem, OR. Also, a niece, Jennifer Lynn (Spenser) Hylton Hays and grand nephew, Bridger Hays, of Salem, OR.

He was preceded in death by his father, Afton Hylton, and his mother, Kendolene Emerick Hylton.


Graveside: Monday, August 17, 2020
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Oaklawn Cemetery

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  1. James, we spent many days/hours fishing. May your soul rest in peace. And to the family, i have known James for abt20 yrs or more….He taught me many fishing tips! I will always remember you James Hylton… my brother….

  2. Jamie will be missed by so many. He was a kind soul and would help anyone he could. I never saw Jamie but that he had a smile on his face and a kind word to speak. God bless you all as you say good bye for a while.

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