George E Horne Jr.
May 9, 1937 – July 28, 2018
George E Horne Jr., 81, passed away July 28, 2018. He was born May 9, 1937 in Jacksonville, Florida and resided in Middleburg/Clay Hill FL. Ed served 21 years in the Marine Corp including two tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the Marines, he went on to work 22 years in Civil Service at Jax Naval Air Station (NADEP). He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working, and was a fan of Gator Football, NASCAR, and numerous other sports events. Many of his fondest memories were spent in Keystone Heights on Lake Bedford and in Palatka on Crescent Lake. Mr. Horne is survived by his loving daughters; Kelli Kirby (Scott Kirby) Kerri Tubel (Raymond Tubel), and Kimber Rauth (Tom Rauth). He also had 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many other family members who loved him. He is predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Sandra L. Horne, his father George E. Horne Sr., his mother Orletta Nelson, and his brother Harry Horne. Memorial Service will be held at 10 A.M. at Highpoint Community Church which is located on 84 Knightbox Rd, Orange Park, FL 32065 with officiant Pastor Mike Hailey. Arrangement by HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Road Middleburg, Florida 32068. Please leave words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.
- Mr. Horne is survived by his loving daughters; Kelli Kirby (Scott Kirby) Kerri Tubel (Raymond Tubel), and Kimber Rauth (Tom Rauth). He also had 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many other family members who loved him. He is predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Sandra L. Horne, his father George E. Horne Sr., his mother Orletta Nelson, and his brother Harry Horne.
- Memorial Service Saturday, August 25, 2018
George E Horne Jr.
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Mary Jo Leake
August 4, 2018
He was my big brother and being 10 years apart we didn't get to share much life together. He was gone in the Marines early. But one of my fondest memories was the day he took my training wheels off my bike and taught me to ride. No matter life took us in different directions, I loved him. I was always so proud of his Marine career. At ease, Marine. You and my big sis can cheer the Gators together again. Love to all.
August 3, 2018
My papa was a proud marine and Vietnam Veteran. He worked very hard to take care of his family. He loved all of us in his own way. He took me fishing a lot. He taught me how to drive the lawn tractor and I would mow for him and tote the other grandchildren around with it. Many fond memories in Middleburg and Palatka. One of his proudest moments was when he watched me graduate from Marine Corps Basic Training at Parris Island. He is now with my meme in heaven. They will look down on us and always live in our hearts.
Rest easy Gunny. Semper Fi my Marine Brother!!
August 2, 2018
My Papa was a sweet, funny, grandfather, and great-grandfather and that loved all of us. From the moment he lost his “buddy” 18 years ago his life had changed. Now, he is able to be back with Meme where he belongs. I love you Papa and am so happy you are back with your partner in crime! Xoxo Love, Katie, Mike, Michael, Katelyn and Jacob