James T. Vanhorn Jr.

February 28, 1953June 28, 2019


Conover – James Theodore “Ted” Vanhorn, Jr., 66 of Conover passed away on June 28, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Born on February 28, 1953, Ted was the son of the late James Theodore Vanhorn, Sr. and Ora Young Vanhorn. His favorite things were to run up the mountain to Cherokee, fishing, boating, and fixing things. He cherished his loyal lifelong friends. He lived with the knowledge that the only way to have a friend is to be one. He was a graduate of Hildebran High School in 1971. He retired after more than 30 years of service at Corning. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jalain Worley and a brother, Mike Vanhorn. Survivors include; daughter, Davina Vanhorn Carr and husband Terry; grandsons, Devin Carr and Jacob Carr and four nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Catawba Funeral Home at 2:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Brown Officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Catawba Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at The Vanhorn Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Davina Vanhorn Carr, Daughter
  • Terry Carr, Son-in-law
  • Devin Carr, Grandson
  • Jacob Carr, Grandson
  • Four nephews


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, July 2, 2019


James T. Vanhorn Jr.

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Danny Spann

July 1, 2019

Ted was a true friend, and the best friend anyone could ever ask for. I will miss him greatly.

Ann Jurney

July 1, 2019

I have fond memories working with Ted during my days at Siecor/Corning. He was a helpful and kind person. Rest In Peace, Ted. Prayers for the family during this time. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Sandra Wright

June 30, 2019

Thoughts and prayers are with Ted's family. He was a great friend of Mike's and was consoling during Mike's cancer. He was there for Mike while in Hospice...a true friend. Great fishing buddies through the years as well as working together at Corning. I am sorry for your loss. Davina, my prayers are with you and your family.
Sandra Wright