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Dr. Richard Day Hylton, 75, of Bowling Green, Va., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Heron Cove in Gloucester, Va.

Dick was born in Richmond, Va., on Feb. 15, 1940 to Clarence (Tony) and Mary Day Hylton. He grew up in the town of Bowling Green and graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1957. After graduation, he attended the University of Richmond where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He continued his education at the Medical College of Virginia where he attended dental school and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After completing dental school, he served two years in the United States Air Force and then returned to Bowling Green where he practiced dentistry for over 40 years. He served as president of the Virginia Dental Association and the Richmond Dental Society, was a lifelong member of St. Asaph’s Episcopal Church, and owned and operated Shepherd’s Hill Christmas Tree Farm for a number of years.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara Daughtrey Hylton, and is survived by his children and their spouses, Lisa and Dave Sinz of Hershey, Pa., and Rick and Sarah Hylton of Gloucester, and by his grandchildren, Claire, Caroline, and Kate Sinz, and Abby, Ben, and Gibson Hylton.

Dick was a deeply intelligent man who loved nothing better than a good debate. He enjoyed spending time on the water and was an avid duck hunter. We will remember him for the mischievous twinkle in his eye when he sensed he had caught someone taking an illogical stance, the wholehearted passion with which he approached any endeavor, and his loyalty to his family.

A funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. in St. Asaph’s Episcopal Church, Bowling Green, with burial in Lakewood Cemetery. Friends joined the family at church for a reception, following the interment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Asaph’s P.O. Box 1178, Bowling Green, Va. 22427.

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