×

Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine ST, Columbia, SC

OBITUARY

Thomas William Hornsby Jr.

August 6, 1941July 23, 2018
Play Tribute Movie

WEST COLUMBIA - Thomas William Hornsby, Jr. of West Columbia, SC passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Lexington County Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas William Hornsby, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Lumsden Hornsby Kershaw and his step-sister, Roxanne Kershaw Rone.

He is survived by his wife of almost 47 years, Laura Jeanette McDonald Hornsby; his son, Thomas William Hornsby, III of West Columbia; daughter, Laura Ellen Hornsby Yordy and her husband, Abraham of Lexington; stepson, Paul Madden and his wife, Jennifer Taylor Madden of Belton, SC; and his sisters, Elizabeth Kimbrough Hornsby McClain (Bill) of Woodland Hills, CA and Louise Celeste Spence (Allan) of Columbia. Surviving are his grandchildren, Aiden Hornsby, Emmaline Yordy, Taylor Crawford (Donny), Tommy Madden, Taylor Crowder and Wil Crowder along with 11 nieces and nephews and 7 great nieces and nephews.

Bill was born in Columbia, SC, on August 6, 1941. His father was a career US Air Force officer so he traveled the world at a young age, living in Panama and Germany as well as many states before settling back in Columbia in 1966. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as a military policeman and sentry dog handler. His last duty station was in Tripoli, Libya.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BA in Geography, Bill won the Donald O. Bushman Award for outstanding student in cartography in 1976. In 2005, he retired from civil service after working with the Training Support Center at Ft. Jackson for 27 years. He and his son enjoyed restoring antique cars together and he was a member of the Model A Ford Club of America and their local chapter, The Palmetto A’s.

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial to follow the service in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of his great niece, Chloe Majors, Trinity United Methodist Church, West Columbia, or a charity of one’s choice.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, July 26, 2018

Memories

Thomas William Hornsby Jr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Pamela Keeney

August 6, 2018

Jeanette and family I can only imagine what you are going through. My condolences to everyone in Bill’s family. He was such a wonderful, intelligent and caring man and I will surely miss him. I have such fond memories of Bill at TSC. His workmanship with wood was fantastic and he was truly a great friend to work with.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Losing Don, my better half, taught me a lot and that is Life is Short and you need to enjoy what God has given us. We all have such great memories of Bill - his cars , his zest for life and his friendship and we will look back on those memories with a smile!
Wishing you peace and love during this time. Take care and Godspeed.
Pam Keeney

John & Cheryl Mays Howard

July 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The pictures were wonderful and reflect your blessed life together. May God give you peace and strength as you step into a new chapter in your life.

Brenda & Glen Insley

July 26, 2018

Jeanette,
We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We have many fond memories of our times together with you two over past years. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Take comfort in knowing that he is at peace!!
Love to you!!
Brenda & Glen Insley

gregory dahl

July 26, 2018

you will be missed bill-will always remember our chats about places visited in our world and military talk-a true free spirit that marched to the beat of his own drummer-rest well sir and i look forward to sitting with you again one day-peace be with you jeanette and all of your dear family

Diane Parrish Bartlett

July 26, 2018

Jeanette, you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. I didn't know Bill very well as he was always quiet during the reunions. I know he was a fine man and will be greatly missed. May God bless you with his peace. Love you.

Faye Houk

July 25, 2018

Jeanette, thinking about you and praying for you and your family during this most difficult and sad time. May God's love and grace get you all through.

Dee Bartram

July 25, 2018

Jeanette and family, lifting you up in prayer and love.

Bobbie Jo Stanfield

July 24, 2018

So sorry for your loss Jeannette. Sending prayers to you and your family. I know that you will keep Bill close to your heart in your memories.

Thelma Baker

July 24, 2018

Jeanette and family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bill will always be in your heart and memories.

Brenda Shepard McCoy

July 24, 2018

Jeanette, sending Prayers for you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I'm here if you ever need me. Hugs Dear Friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY