Jyles Alexander Horton

April 19, 1998November 15, 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must advise that our 22 year old son, Jyles Alexander Horton, was involved in a very serious solo car accident on November 14th, from which he suffered a fatal brain stem injury and succumbed on November 15, 2020. While no alcohol or drugs were involved, the accident was clearly a result of his penchant for “aggressive” driving, with which many of you are familiar. We are grateful that no one else was involved or hurt.

We are also grateful to report that Jyles was registered as an organ donor. His heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver were successfully harvested by the transplant team and even now have been placed with compatible recipients in the hopes of providing them with new life through Jyles’ generosity.

We will have a celebration of Jyles’ life as soon as appropriate and safe arrangements can be made. In the meantime, in lieu of flowers, we would suggest you consider making a donation in Jyles’ name to the Limb Lab Foundation. The Limb Lab is a wonderful organization which helps fabricate protheses for amputees, and was extremely kind and involved with Jyles during his rehabilitation from his previous “adventure”. The Limb Lab Foundation of a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing low and no cost services to those in need and all contributions are tax deductible. The website link is: https://limblab.combenefactor-overview/.

We would like to express our heartfelt love and thanks to all who have reached out to our family during this difficult time. The compassion and support of all those who knew and loved Jyles has been comforting and very meaningful.

With Love and Gratitude, Carrie and Jay Horton



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Sally Sefami

November 23, 2020

My heart goes out to the family of Jyles. Whiles high school was not an easy time for Jyles, I remember some bright moments with him in my Spanish class and outside of the classroom. He participated in my Spring at Sage seminar on classic films. He had a sharp eye while watching these gems and I recall that he made some really insightful comments during our discussions. He was also an incredibly nice person. That is what I will remember about him most.
A few years ago I ran into him at an event that he was working as a waiter. He approached me and asked if I remembered him. Of course, I did! He told me he was doing well and it gave me a lot of joy to hear that.
I send you my condolences and heartfelt sympathy. May his memory be a blessing.
With love
Sally Sefami

Kelly Thompson

November 21, 2020

I will always miss your wit and joy for life and the great times we had while on vacation in Thailand. Too young and too soon! Peace my friend and love and strength to your family and friends!!


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