William "Bill" Posey Horton Jr.

October 3, 1937May 28, 2019

William "Bill" Horton passed away peacefully at his home on May 28, 2019.

Born on October 3, 1937, he was the son of the late William P. Horton Sr. and Anne Horton. He was predeceased by his brother, Jim and niece, Angela Horton.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vickie; daughter, Jenni; son, Billy and his wife, Lori; grandchildren, Clayton and Alli; also sister-in-law, Lorene Horton; and niece, Cathy Smitherman.

Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from UGA in 1959 and then began his life's work at Horton's Drug Store. Bill was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church Athens and a member of the B&P Sunday school class. He was an Eagle Scout and an avid sports fan, loving boats, antique cars and UGA football. Most of all, he was a loving and caring husband and father.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church Athens. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Athens Building Fund, 355 Pulaski St., Athens, GA 30601 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Vickie Fields Horton, Wife
  • Jenni Horton, Daughter
  • Billy Horton (Lori), Son
  • Lorene Horton, Sister-in-law
  • Cathy Smitherman, Niece
  • Mr. Horton leaves his two grandchildren, Clayton and Alli, to cherish his memory.

  • Jeff Adams, Active Pallbearer
  • Dallas Cannady, Active Pallbearer
  • Wilson Denney, Active Pallbearer
  • Doug Dillard, Active Pallbearer
  • Jackie Griffin, Active Pallbearer
  • Wade Mullis, Active Pallbearer
  • Chad Wagner, Active Pallbearer
  • B&P Sunday School Class, Honorary Pallbearers

  • First Baptist Church Athens Building Fund
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2019


William "Bill" Posey Horton Jr.

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Charles Cato

May 30, 2019

I was saddened to learn of Bill’s death & want to pass along my prayer for the strength & sympathies for your family. I was a classmate of Bill in pharmacy school, also graduating in 1959. I look fondly on our days together as students have great memories of some great times. Though I didn’t see Bill often but enjoyed seeing him occasionally when I visited with my sisters, Beverley Millians & Martha Cato. Blessings,
Charles Cato

Jim & Pat McCullough

May 29, 2019

We are thinking about you and your family... We were very fond of Bill
and Jim always enjoyed working with him at the Church.. You are all
in our prayers... Pat and Jim

Doug Keith

May 28, 2019

Mr Horton was a wonderful, kind man whom I knew from FBC Athens. For a time I worked occasionally at his pharmacy, delivering prescriptions around town. I am grateful to have known him, and grieve for the loss his family certainly feels.