Robert Lloyd Horrell
July 30, 1930 – September 7, 2020
Robert L Horrell, 90, passed away Sept 7, 2020 at Oak Hill Hospital. He was born July 30, 1930 in Dorchester, MA to Lloyd and Margaret (Doherty) Horrell. Preceded in death by daughter Leslie. Robert is survived by his wife, Mary Jane, Son Keith (Rachel), daughters Valerie Hess (Adam) and Susan Blondheim, grandchildren Ian, Sean and Maggie, and brother Michael (Debbie). A Korean war veteran, he served aboard the USS Mount McKinley as an electronic technician and participated in various amphibious operations directed by ship's staff, including the evacuation of Marine Corps, other military units and over 100,000 North Korean refugees at Hungham, North Korea, which was completed on Christmas Eve 1950. Was employed by the National Security Agency, by RCA on the Atlantic Missile Range, at Grand Bahama Island and Cape Canaveral; several government contractors and retired in 1987 from Naval Ship Systems Command, being the Priorities Allocation Officer. He retired again in 1994 after seven years operating a computer parts depot for NORTEL Corp. He was a Knight of Columbus, and served as Grand Knight, Financial Secretary, and Faithful Comptroller in Councils in Maryland. Also served as a cubmaster, various positions with the YMCA's Indian Guide and Indian Princess programs in Maryland. Locally he was a member of the Nature Coast Maryland Club. A Mass will be celebrated at St Thomas the Apostle Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Wilder Funeral Home.
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Robert Lloyd Horrell
September 15, 2020
Although I didn’t get to spend much time with my Father, the time I was able to spend allowed me to see what an amazing person he was. We had a lot in common (Star Trek, small writing, and inquisitive minds). My children, Rebekah Mimms and Jonathan Mimms were able to spend some time with him as well. Recently, my grandchildren (his great grandchildren) were able to spend time with him as well. Benjamin and Elizabeth Foster loved him very much and will miss him. Benjamin and he shared a love of knowledge and trains. I will miss my Father a great deal and wish I could have been able to know him more.