Gregory Allen Hylton, June 22, 1968-Dec. 11, 2020
Gregory Allen Hylton was born June 22, 1968 to loving parents, Anna and Larry Hylton in Indianapolis, IN.
Greg grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana playing sports and making friends. He went on to Indiana University and graduated with majors in both telecommunications and psychology. He had interned with the Indiana Pacers before accepting a job with the Indianapolis Ice hockey team. While still at the Ice, he married Terri Clodfelter Hylton in 1993, also from Brownsburg. Together they lived a wonderful life, making God and family the center of it.
He worked his way up to VP at the hockey team before accepting a position with the Indianapolis Colts to create a ticket sales department in 1997. That same year his first daughter Taylor was born, followed by Brynn less than two years later. In addition to being an employee, he was a true blue fan of the Horseshoe. He worked his way up there, as well, to Vice President of Premium Seating and Ticket Sales. And he loved working there. He built meaningful relationships with coworkers, suite holders and other fans of the game that his job connected him with.
Greg put a lot of time and energy into his job and family… yet still found time to coach his daughters, Taylor and Brynn, in soccer from the ages of four through high school graduation, getting the various coaching licenses required to coach at each club soccer level. That was a special connection he carried with his daughters. While coaching at USAi soccer, he earned the Indiana Girls’ Travel Coach of the Year award. He also held a seat on the board of the soccer club for many years.
He enjoyed spending time with his daughters in that setting, but he also enjoyed mentoring the other young ladies on his travel teams. He truly cared about them and advocated for them whenever he had the opportunity to speak to college coaches on their behalf.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, he also was on the Sheltering Wings Board of Directors for many years, stepping down as President of the board just after his cancer diagnosis in August. He had such a heart for the women at the domestic violence shelter, stemming from his wish to protect his own girls from such hurt.
Greg was a man of big faith. God was his center, and he lived a life that reflected that. He attended Plainfield Christian Church regularly, even going alone if necessary.
While he got so much enjoyment out of so many different areas of his busy life, his biggest joys were his daughters and watching them grow into wonderful, caring, well-rounded young women. His legacy will live on through them.
He will be missed terribly.
Greg is survived by his loving wife, Terri, and his two daughters, Taylor and Brynn. He is also survived by his parents, Anna and Larry Hylton; his brother, Eric Hylton (Mercy); nieces and nephews, Rachel Hylton, Sebastian Hylton, Nathaniel Hylton, Danielle (Smock) Myers and husband Sam, Alyssa Smock, Alexandra Smock, Samantha Smock, Joley Clodfelter, Wyatt Clodfelter, Callie Clodfelter and Remi Clodfelter, as well as lots of cousins, aunts and uncles and his mother-in-law, who all loved him dearly.
Arrangements are being handled by Hampton Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield, IN. A masked, socially distant visitation will be held at Plainfield Christian Church in Plainfield, Indiana on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Due to COVID regulations, a small private service will follow for immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, Greg’s wish is that you consider giving to Sheltering Wings to make a lasting impact on the lives of domestic violence victims in our community. To do so, visit www.shelteringwings.org/donate. Or, checks can be mailed to Sheltering Wings, PO Box 92, Danville, IN 46122.