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Gary Reza Hylton

March 7, 1963 ~ July 18, 2019 (age 56)

Gary Reza Hylton, 56, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the home peacefully in his sleep. Born on March 7,1963 in Kansas City, Kansas at KU Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his Father: Otis Foster; daughter:  Jazmine Hylton; Grandmother: Louise Hylton; Grandfather: Cecil Hylton; Father-in-Law, Albert Lee Rush, Sr.; Brother-in-Laws Albert Lee Rush, Jr. & Kevin Logan, Sr.


Gary graduated from Van Horn High School class of 1981. Gary was an excellent Snare Drummer for the KC Cobras 1977-1980. Gary attended the University of Central Missouri from 1981-1982. After his first year in college Gary enlisted in the US ARMY on July 13, 1982. Gary was stationed out of Fort Riley, KS but his career took him all over, in particular the 6 years he spent in Germany, patrolling the borders.  Sargent Gary Reza Hylton was Honorably Discharged from the US ARMY on November 15, 1988 as a Disabled Veteran.


After being Honorably discharged from the US ARMY, Gary went on to work for the US Postal Service as a mail handler for 16 years, he did this work until 2008. Gary then started working at Harvester – The Community Food Network on March 2, 2010, he was such an excellent worker he moved up the ranks very quickly as usual and was promoted to run the Topeka, Ks location but his health was starting to fail again, he retired completely from Harvesters July 25, 2014.


Gary Reza Hylton will be Honored at his Burial Ceremony at the Leavenworth National Cemetery on Monday, Aug 5, 2019 with the following awards; Army Service Ribbon Award, Overseas Service Ribbon Award, NCO Professional Development Ribbon Award, Expert Hand Grenade Ribbon Award, The Presidential Award, and The Medallion Award just to name a few. 


Gary married Vickie Keith in 1982. To this union Jazmine Hylton was born (she proceded him in death). This marriage resulted in dissolution.


Gary married Angela Rush on February 19, 1994. To this union two children were born Daughter: Tiffany Hylton and Son: Demetrius Hylton. Gary also gained another son to this union Leon Rush who he raised as his own. Gary and Angela were married 25 years until his passing.


Gary enjoyed listening to music of all kind, Old Skool, Jazz & Frankie Beverly and Maze being his favorite.  He enjoyed going to live concerts, 2-Stepping, waking up early on Saturday mornings washing his car until it sparkled and shined just right, and then we would take long rides.   He loved tending to his yard, his Mom’s and Grandmother’s as well, he absolutely loved doing it. He even enjoyed the simple things in life like starching his jeans to a crisp (he would take at least 2 hours to iron his clothes.)  He loved to shop and loved to dress as well. He loved to eat, especially with his family. He also enjoyed drumming a beat to his favorite music and would beat on anything he could find (books, dash-board, the steering wheel, tables the wall, etc…)


Gary loved spending time with his family his children and grand-daughter were his pride and joy and he could not wait to meet his newest addition Rainah Leigh Renee, will be born in September.  He enjoyed taking his Children, Nieces, Nephews to all of the parades KC had to offer every year, and the Drive-Inn theatre.  No matter the time or the place if you called on Uncle Gary he was there. He loved to have family barbecues and welcomed everyone.  He enjoyed holiday’s, his favorites were the Fourth of July & Christmas. On the 4th of July, Gary, his Father-n-Law, and both Brother-N-Laws who all proceded him in death would gather together and put on the best firework shows for the family.  On Christmas Day he enjoyed being on the Judge Panel for the Annual Family Talent Show. He enjoyed playing cards and taking your quarters in a good game of TRASH, he also loved to partake in a hot game of dominos “BONES” with his BROTHERS the FELLAS.  Gary loved the Kansas City Chiefs, he enjoyed watching football so much you could catch him watching ESPN and old games over and over again.  He would always throw barbeques for every CHIEFS game.


Gary leaves to cherish his memory his Mother: Virgie Thomas; Wife, Angela Hylton; Daughter: Tiffany Hylton; Sons: Leon Rush and Demetrius Hylton; Granddaughters, Marlee Jo Rush and Rainah Leigh Renee Hylton (to be born Sept 7th), Sister: Andrea McMaster (Brian), Mother in Law: Joyce Rush, Sister in Laws: Andria Rush and Arisha Rush, Brother in Laws: Carl Bradley, Adam Rush (Sharita), Al Rush, Alex Rush, a Niece, McKenzie McMaster; Uncles, Donnie Hylton of Kansas City, MO. and Cecil Hylton of Seattle, WA.; God Children: Philip, Preston, and Corrine Moore, Kvontaye Redmond, and Ishia Taylor. A very special cousin like a brother: Darius Morris, His Brothers the Fellas: Byron Butler, William Law, Terry Dockery, Gerald Moore & Hubert Moore, Vic Byers (who proceded him in death) a host of Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Classmates, Co-workers, Relatives, and so many friends.


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