OBITUARY

Robert Johnson Horton

August 8, 1943January 30, 2019
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Robert “Bob” Johnson Horton, 75, passed away and went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Bob was an avid scouter, working with both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, a mentor to all. He enjoyed outdoor living, cooking, especially for others, hiking and participating in community service. He was a devoted Christian who was an Elder with New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church. However, most of all, Bob was a loving husband and father.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Virginia Price Horton and his parents Nellie Ray and Robert Lester Horton.

Those left to cherish his memories include his sons, Eric Horton and wife Elizabeth and John Mark Horton and wife Jessica; daughters, Robin Henry and husband Tim and Donna Kelly and husband James; brother, Mike Horton and wife Chris; grandchildren, Morgan and Megan Horton, John Harris, Gabriel, and Albion Horton, Olivia and Eli Henry, and Hannah and Jaina Kelly; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 pm with Pastor Chris Thore and Pastor Scott Glover officiating. Military honors provided by the American Legion Posts 3/265.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262.

Online condolences may be made to the Horton family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Horton family.

  • FAMILY

  • Eric Horton and wife Elizabeth, Son
  • John Mark Horton and wife Jessica, Son
  • Robin Henry and husband Tim, Daughter
  • Donna Kelly and husband James, Daughter
  • Mike Horton and wife Chris, Brother
  • Morgan and Megan Horton, John Harris, Gabriel and Albion Horton, Olivia and Eli Henry, and Hannah and Jaina Kelly, Grandchildren
  • Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins, Family
  • Robert Lester and Nellie Ray Horton, Parents - Deceased
  • Margaret Virginia Price Horton, Wife - Deceased
  • DONATIONS

  • Hospice of the Piedmont

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
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Robert Johnson Horton

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Libby Krell

January 31, 2019

Our sympathies go out to the family of Bob Horton who was such a great person and friend. We have always thought the world of Bob and Margaret Horton and your family. May God bless you at this sad time. Love, Carl and Libby Krell and family

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January 31, 2019

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January 31, 2019

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Biography

Robert Johnson Horton was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Robert will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Robert “Bob” Johnson Horton, 75, passed away and went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Bob was an avid scouter, working with both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, a mentor to all. He enjoyed outdoor living, cooking, especially for others, hiking and participating in community service. He was a devoted Christian who was an Elder with New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church. However, most of all, Bob was a loving husband and father.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Virginia Price Horton and his parents Nellie Ray and Robert Lester Horton.

Those left to cherish his memories include his sons, Eric Horton and wife Elizabeth and John Mark Horton and wife Jessica; daughters, Robin Henry and husband Tim and Donna Kelly and husband James; brother, Mike Horton and wife Chris; grandchildren, Morgan and Megan Horton, John Harris, Gabriel, and Albion Horton, Olivia and Eli Henry, and Hannah and Jaina Kelly; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 pm with Pastor Chris Thore and Pastor Scott Glover officiating. Military honors provided by the American Legion Posts 3/265.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262.

Online condolences may be made to the Horton family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Horton family.

Simply stated, Robert was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Robert leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Robert Johnson Horton.