Hilton D. Messer, 80, of Trenton, FL, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at E.T. York Hospice in Gainesville, FL. He was born on February 14, 1939 in Brooksville, FL to Wilbur and Ethel Messer and had been a resident of Trenton since 1997. Mr. Messer retired from the US Navy after 20 years of service and later from Drilltech. He was a member of Ira Carter Masonic Lodge #150, having been a Mason for over 40 years, and was also a member of Union Baptist Church.
Mr. Messer is preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, Ernest Messer and Roger Messer.
He is survived by his son, Michael (Connie) Messer of Newberry, FL; his brother, Kenneth Messer of TX and his grandsons, David Messer and Dalton Messer.
The family will receive friends at Watson Funeral Home from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019. A service with Masonic Rites will begin at 6:00 PM in the chapel with Pastor Andy Cook officiating. A Graveside Service will be held at noon on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Lake Lindsey Cemetery in Brooksville, FL.