Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Uncle Bill 1914-1994

August 8, 2014 would have been Aunt Mary's (Mary Uible Horton 1913-2012) 101st Birthday.  It also marks the 20th anniversary of the date Uncle Bill's (William A. Horton 1914-1994) obituary appeared in the Wilmington News-Journal.  The obituary is scanned and transcribed below.  Bill's middle name is listed incorrectly as Arthur (should be Arnold), and the last line(s) of the obituary has been cut off in the photocopied version.
Wilmington Ohio News-Journal - Monday, August 8, 1994 page 2, Deaths, Funerals column
William Horton

William Arthur [Arnold] Horton, 80, of 69 E. Main St., New Vienna, and 1025 North B St., Lake Worth, Fla., died Saturday (Aug. 6, 1994) at University Hospital, Cincinnati.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Uible Horton, whom he married in Columbus June 24, 1942.  They met at Fort Hayes, Columbus, in Civil Service 5th Corp. Area Medical Corp.

Mr. Horton was born Jan. 31, 1914, in East Springfield, Jefferson County, the son of Joseph and Selina Weals Horton, both of whom preceded him in death.  He was the third of four children.  He grew up in East Springfield and graduated from Amsterdam High School in 1932.  Mr. Horton attended Indiana University at Indianapolis in business administration.  He was a veteran of World War II as a master sergeant, and served in the Medical Unit in Calcutta, India.

Upon returning to the states, he resided in Hillsboro for seven years.  In 195w, he relocated his family to Lake Worth, and this remained his home until his death.  The last five years he enjoyed his summer months in New Vienna, and was an active member in the Senior Citizens Center and the New Vienna United Methodist church.  

He became licensed as a stock broker for the brokerage security firms of Sutro Brothers of Palm Beach, Hirsch and Co., and Dupont, Glore, Forgan, Inc. of Lake Worth, and Dean Witter of West Palm Beach, Fla.  He retired from Dean Witter in 1979.  

Mr. Horton was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, serving as lay leader, member of the board of trustees, finance committee and other leadership capacities.  He was a life-long member of the Masonic Grand Lodge, F&AM, of Florida.  Mr. Horton was past president of the Lake Worth Lions Club.  He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the 9 Holers of the Lake Worth Golf Course.

He is also survived by a son, Joseph Uible Horton of Santa Fe, NM; a daughter Marianne Horton Kinter [Kintner] and son-in-law Lawrence Reed Kinter [sic] of Lancaster, Pa.; two sons and daughters in-law, Robert Hiestand and Cindy Bussing Horton of Lake Worth, and Cris Weals and Angela Patter- [end of photocopy]

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