OBITUARY

Barry Robert Horton

August 13, 1941May 8, 2021
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Barry R. Horton, 79, of Wheaton IL and formerly of Chicago IL, passed away on May 8, 2021. Loving husband of Jeanne Horton, cherished father of Brandee (Chavonne) and Barry (Lisa). Proud grandfather of four and great grandfather of three.

Visitation will be held from 3pm to 8pm on Sunday May 16th at Blake Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453. Funeral service Monday May 17th at 10:00 am in the funeral home chapel. Barry’s service will be live streamed, visit our website and click the link https://www.asimplestreaming.com/bhorton to view services on Monday, May 17th.

Interment to follow at Mt Hope Cemetery, Chicago IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated.

Blake Lamb Funeral Home adheres to proper social distancing. No outside food or drinks will allowed. All guests will be required to wear face masks at all times.Thank you for your cooperation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 17, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, May 17, 2021

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Samuel & Tanya Maghett

May 16, 2021

We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of your;
husband, father, father-in-law, grand-father, and great grandfather.

We will continue to pray your strength as you go through this time of sorrow.

Samuel & Tanya Maghett 💐

Timothy Colleran

May 16, 2021

Jeanne and family,
My sincere condolences for your loss. I was saddened to read his name in today's obituaries. It triggered so many good memories in my mind, working and playing over the years. He was truly one of the good guys and I am honored to have shared part of his journey. We crossed paths over the years and always enjoyed finding a way to make things work, and work out well. His jokes on the golf course, the nineteenth hole humor, his sharing of his love of family, all important and touching dialogue. He will be sorely missed, yet fondly remembered. My prayers are with you all.
Tim Colleran

verlie ross

May 14, 2021

i am going to miss you,berry i still remember taking you to the air port when you joined the air force. rest in peace my friend, verlie

Janice Mitchell

May 12, 2021

I remember Barry's great laugh and smile when we would gather at the O'Briens for a bar-b-que. Jeanne and the rest of the family are in my prayers.

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Biography

Barry Robert Horton was born in Chicago on August 13, 1941 to Robert and Juanita Horton. He was the last of three with his sister Shirley and brother Arthur (Buzzy). He grew up on the South Side, attending Burnside Elementary School. Upon graduating from CVS High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force, specializing in electronic communications. After Leaving the Air Force and returning to Chicago, he married and had two children, Brandee and Barry... Later he met the love of his life Jeanne Hayes. They fell in love roasting chestnuts by the fire, married in 1983 and moved to their first house together in Evanston, IL.

Barry had a successful 30 year career at IBM, and then as a data center design consultant. Hel loved golf, biking and wine. He and Jeanne travelled the world extensively and spent time living in France and Marco Island, Florida. Barry loved people, especially his family.

In addition to his wife Jeanne, children, Brandee (Chavonne), and Barry (Lisa), four grandchildren, Amber(Kyle), Emerald (David), Barry and Liam and great grandchildren Samuel, Kinsley and Alina as well as numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.