Cary Horton, JR.

Cary Horton, JR.

1938 - 2018

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Obituary of Cary Horton, JR.

Cary Horton Jr. was born September 11, 1938 in Wake City, North Carolina to the late Cary Horton and Bertha Cooper Winstead Horton.   He departed this life on Thursday, January 18, 2018 after an extended illness.   He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Darlene and three brothers Linton, Leroy and Carl Thomas.

He joined Rolesville New Bethel Baptist Church in North Carolina, at an early age.  He attended and graduated from DuBois High School in Wake Forest, N.C.  in 1956.  After graduation he pursued a career in the United States Army.  He served in Vietnam and Korea.  While in the army he met and married Darlene Sims of Sulphur Springs, Texas and made it his home. To this union was born two children, Sharon E. Horton and Cary Horton III.

Mr. Horton retired from the army in 1982 at the rank of Master Sergeant First Class with 20 years of service and multiple medals.  He subsequently worked for Best Western and retired after another 15 plus years.

Survivors include:  Two children: Sharon Horton of Mountain View CA and Cary Horton III of Sulphur Springs, three sisters: Alice H. Williams and Wilma H. N. Smith of Washington DC, Mildred W. Goodman of Silver Spring, MD, one brother:  Douglas Horton of Temple Hills MD,  one grandson: Cameron Horton of Sulphur Springs, 3 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Wednesday
24
January
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
West Oaks Funeral Home
500 S Hillcrest Dr.
Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States
Thursday
25
January
Funeral
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
208 Fuller Street
Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States
Thursday
25
January
Interment
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, January 25, 2018
East Caney Cemetery
FM 69 South
Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States