Bobby Hornsby

January 17, 1981July 14, 2013
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On July 14, 2013, Robert Layden Hornsby was heroically called home. Robert, 32, was a beloved father, son, and husband with an infectious personality. He was selfless and always put others before himself up to his last breath.

Robert was born on January 17, 1981 in Lexington, Kentucky to Judy Hornsby and the late Charles Hornsby. He graduated from Temple High School in 2000. Robert married his wife, Kimberly on June 30, 2007 in Killeen, Texas and had just celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary. They welcomed the birth of their first child, Layden Morgan Hornsby on August 15, 2008. Braxx Anderson Hornsby, their second child, joined their family on April 26, 2012. Following his desire to help people, his community and have a career his children would be proud of he joined the Killeen Police Department in January of 2009. In December of 2012 one of Roberts career passions of joining the Killeen Police Department SWAT Team was realized when he was selected to serve alongside them. He recently celebrated receiving his Intermediate license.

Robert was an active member at First Baptist Church of Killeen, Texas. He enjoyed serving as the Sgt at Arms for the West Bell County FOP lodge 32.

When Robert was not working he enjoyed taking fishing trips and going to the gym with his friends. He was an excellent father and role model for his children and enjoyed spending time outdoors with them.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Hornsby. He is survived by his wife Kimberly Hornsby and his two children, Layden Hornsby and Braxx Hornsby. His mother Judy Hornsby of Pflugerville, Texas and three brothers: Charles Hornsby of Pflugerville, Texas, Brandon Hornsby of Pflugerville, Texas, and Benjamin Hornsby of San Marcos, Texas. His aunt Lovelace Shelton and aunt Kathy Shelton of Lexington, Ky,. His aunt Shirley and uncle Danny Bowen of Versaills, Ky. His uncle WC Bowman of New Bern, North Carolina.

Robert was a man of integrity, honor and faith. Everybody loved to be around him. His top priority was making sure that his family was taken care of. He gave the ultimate sacrifice, his life. He will be forever missed but the legacy he left will live on.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Jim Roberts TPD #413

July 14, 2016

I did not have the honor of knowing Bobby personally. May God comfort your family in your time of loss.


November 28, 2013

My wife and I saw your interview tonight on tv. Our hearts go out to you and your children over this terrible loss. I am so glad to know that Bobby was a man of faith and you also. It's not easy but you are a testimony of God's ove and care. May God watch over you and supply the needs of your family. I hope that those watching tonight that don't know Jesus find his loving grace as your fammily has. Thank you for sharing, I am sure hearts were touched.

april ada

July 21, 2013

Kimberly was our son Devin's teacher @ Peebles elementary school. We r so very sorry for your loss. Your husband was a true hero. Our hearts, thoughts, prayers and love goes out to you and your family. - Devin Sondergard & family

July 20, 2013

Dear Hornsby Family: I have been praying for you during these difficult days. I did not know Bobby personally but knew his father and mother when they owned our Golden Corral. We have two grandsons who are in law inforcement. One is a DPS officer and the other a County Deputy Sheriff. We want you to know that we were so thankful for his service to our community and will continue to pray for your comfort in the days ahead. God has a special place for those who lay their lives on the line for our safety. John 15:13 was a powerful verse in your lives as well our own. Joda and Sandi Weston

The Vyner Family

July 19, 2013

Dear Hornsby Family,

I unfortunately did not have the distinct pleasure of knowing Bobby, but my heart aches for you just the same. He was my brother, a member of my extended family, made up of like-minded brothers and sisters who have chosen this life of service. Maybe it's because we see ourselves in Bobby, a man clearly devoted to the job but at the same time the cornerstone of his young family, that makes his untimely death so tragic and personal. A loving husband, a devoted father, an elite operator, a child on God, Bobby will truly be missed. Hornsbys, you have my family's deepest condolences and you are most certainly in our prayers.

With Love,
Devin & Jessyka Vyner

Nancy McDaniel

July 19, 2013

My heart goes ut to all the family. I knew Bobby as a little boy when he lived on Hartrick Bluff Rd. just around the corner from us.
I only wish I could have known him as
a young man. He obviously held home and family in great esteem and close to his heart. Love and prayers go out to the family . . .I know your hearts
are broken. thnking of you Judy.
With love.

Tantisha Boykins

July 19, 2013

Rest in peace Bobby you will truly be missed..

Dearing Family

July 19, 2013

Bobby you are missed! Although sad without you here, I know you are in a better place. Know whatever we can do to help your family the way you always helped all of us we will do. Rest easy my friend see you soon!

Carrie lavan

July 19, 2013

Rest in peace,,, Bobby,, May God be with your family,,

David Westmoreland

July 19, 2013

I am sadddened deeply by the news of Officer Hornsby's death. I pray for his family, his department and his friends as you all come together to comfort each other and guide Officer Hornsby's memory into a continuance of never ending Honor, Service and Dedication.

GOD BLESS Bobby Hornsby and his family forever and ever, Amen