OBITUARY

Charles Horn

June 10, 1939April 25, 2021

Charles Glennon Horn, known to his family and friends as Chuck, was born in Decatur, Illinois, June 10, 1939. At only six years old, he moved to California with his parents, Charlie and Connie. The family finally settled in Downey in 1955.

Chuck went to the University of Southern California where he met and married his college sweetheart, Myrna, graduated, and eventually started a family that included daughter, Melissa, and son, Matthew.

He began his career in the textile industry with Fieldcrest Mills where he endeavored to climb the ladder from sales rep, to regional manager, President of the Karastan Division, then president of the corporation Fieldcrest Mills.

He managed to fit in an Advanced Management program at Harvard in 1983 before becoming the President and Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed company when Fieldcrest acquired Cannon Mills and became Fieldcrest Cannon Mills in 1987.

Beloved and respected by all in the industry, he took early retirement in 1995 and relocated from New York City to his home in California. He spent the last 25 years of his life with his second wife, Barbara, traveling around the world, playing golf, and enjoying home life in Newport Coast, near son, Matthew, daughter, Melissa, her husband Kevin, and only granddaughter, Natalie, now 17 years old.

He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all.

Services

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Barbara Ashley

May 7, 2021

Chuck, being your executive assistant for 10 years. All the things you taught me. Girl from the Bronx on a private jet. You opened my world. Friends for all years after. So many great times. The friendships were uncountable. Love you. Rest in peace.
Much Love, Barbara xoxox

James Riddle

May 7, 2021

Horn Chuck
The Fieldcrest Mill Whistle March 2 1964

James Riddle

May 7, 2021

Horn Chuck
The Fieldcrest Mill Whistle July 27 1970

James Riddle

May 7, 2021

Horn Chuck
The Fieldcrest Mill Whistle Feb 7, 1972

James Riddle

May 7, 2021

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The Fieldcrest Mill Whistle Aug 1, 1977

Tim Clark

May 6, 2021

Chuck was a pledge brother at TKE at USC. We remained in touch throughout our lives in NY and Southern California. He was a
“good guy” and friend. His death is, indeed, a loss.
My condolences to Barbara who was a great companion.
RIP, Chuck

Bill Fraser

May 6, 2021

Chuck Horn was a man for all seasons. I knew him in his many roles at Fieldcrest beginning in sales and rising to CEO of the Company which grew to total sales of $1.4 million. He was a talented manager, and could schmooze with anyone, including the company directors. One never wanted follow Chuck into the night at sales meetings - he could outlast anyone. Susan and I visited with Chuck at many social events with Fieldcrest managers, and Directors. In particular Chuck made the effort
to attend most, if not all, the weddings of our children. He was a great guy and a true friend! Susan and I will miss him. We extend our sincere sympathy to Barbara. Susan and Bill Fraser

Georgene Summers

May 6, 2021

You were a unique and amazing man, confident, caring and above all, a loving and kind person. The time I spent with you and Barbara was filled with so much love and a warm embrace that always made me feel so special. Your kindness and love will be felt always and you will be in our hearts forever. You will be missed by all.

Ken Doss

May 6, 2021

My good friend and colleague may you Rest In Peace. Prayers for Barbara and family.

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Biography

Charles Glennon Horn, known to his family and friends as Chuck, was born in Decatur, Illinois, June 10, 1939. At only six years old, he moved to California with his parents, Charlie and Connie. The family finally settled in Downey in 1955.

Chuck went to the University of Southern California where he met and married his college sweetheart, Myrna, graduated, and eventually started a family that included daughter, Melissa, and son, Matthew.

He began his career in the textile industry with Fieldcrest Mills where he endeavored to climb the ladder from sales rep, to regional manager, President of the Karastan Division, then president of the corporation Fieldcrest Mills.

He managed to fit in an Advanced Management program at Harvard in 1983 before becoming the President and Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed company when Fieldcrest acquired Cannon Mills and became Fieldcrest Cannon Mills in 1987.

Beloved and respected by all in the industry, he took early retirement in 1995 and relocated from New York City to his home in California. He spent the last 25 years of his life with his second wife, Barbara, traveling around the world, playing golf, and enjoying home life in Newport Coast, near son, Matthew, daughter, Melissa, her husband Kevin, and only granddaughter, Natalie, now 17 years old.

He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all.