OBITUARY

Larry "Jug" Horton (Paw-Paw)

December 20, 1948April 10, 2021
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Cecil "Jug" Larry Horton (Paw-Paw), age 72, of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Larry was born Monday, December 20, 1948 in Jefferson County, Alabama to Zelma and John Horton. Larry was raised in Shelby County, Alabama along with one sister. Larry worked as a law enforcement officer representing Montevallo Police Department for four years in the 1970's before taking a position with Alabaster Police Department where he worked for 22 years as a Sergeant in Investigations. Larry was a man of many talents and hobbies. He owned an excavation and construction business, enjoyed restoring old cars, fishing, trips to the mountains, and though he was a homebody, he made sure his family took a yearly beach trip. Larry's proudest accomplishment was becoming a Paw-Paw. He loved his grandchildren with all of his heart and enjoyed spending as much time with them as he could. Larry was a member of Calera Baptist Church in Calera, Alabama, his faith meant so much to him and we know he looks down on us today from Heaven.

Larry will join in heaven his mother, Zelma Alice Crim; father, John Cecil Horton; and step-father, Buddy Edward Crim.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife and soul mate of 43 years, Sue Thomas Horton; children, Stephen Larry Horton (Kacie), and Jeffrey Wayne Roper; sister, Lisa Tiller; daughter-in-law, Mary Wright; adopted daughter, Teresa Hernandez; grandchildren, Katie Horton, Tucker Roper, Tyler Roper, and Tabby Whitner; step-father, Bo Smith; numerous step-siblings; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Larry dedicated his life to protecting the communities in Shelby County. He was a generous man with a big heart and a kind smile. He will be greatly missed by his community, colleagues, family, and friends.

A visitation for Larry will be held Monday, April 12, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Calera Baptist Church Calera, Alabama. A lying in state will occur Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM at Calera Baptist Church, Calera, Alabama. Larry will be buried at Moore's Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.rockcofuneralmontevallo.com for the Horton family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Lying in State

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Funeral

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Larry "Jug" Horton (Paw-Paw)

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Malinda Rasberry Fenley

April 23, 2021

So sorry to hear about Jugs passing. I'm James Rasberrys daughter. We are not informed very often when something happens. Sorry for your loss Sue. Prayers for the family

Rhonda Massey

April 18, 2021

Sue & family
I am so sorry to hear about Jug! He was a wonderful man with a big heart.

WAYNE LIVEOAK

April 14, 2021

Sue i sadden by Larry's death. Earlier in the week i talked with Terry and Larry and they talking about his new truck. I asked Larry and he said his truck was at Terry's shop. This past Saturday i got in line at Hardees line about nine oclock. I saw this new white truck in front of me. Larry kept looking in his mirror wondering who was behind him. Finally he recognize it was me and he waved to me.I enjoyed our Sunday school class sharing God's word. My prayers i asked our Jesus to be with you and your family.

Michael Wilder

April 14, 2021

He was the best partner ever. We had fun working together at Alabaster PD.

Jean Carroll

April 13, 2021

Praying for all the family,So sorry to hear this.He was a good friend,and will be missed by all who knew him.

Nancy Scott

April 13, 2021

Larry was a school mate of mine in high school. He was friendly & full of life & mischief, He became very successful. Love him like I do all my school mates. Very proud of you Jug.

Sharon Berry

April 12, 2021

Larry was a great friend and he will be missed by many. We send our love to Sue and the kids and we pray for peace and comfort in the coming days.

Necie Horton Broadhead

April 11, 2021

Jug was raised a good person a respectful cousin and grew to be a great citizen , husband, father, grand father and Christian by a wonderful mother whom he cherished. The family are in our prayers and Jug will be remembered. For as long as we remember.... they live.

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