1956 John 2015

John Horton

August 18, 1956 — April 4, 2015

John Hardin Horton, Sr., 58; passed quietly away on the morning of Saturday, April 4, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. John was born on August 18, 1956 to Sammy and Lynn Horton in Terrell, Texas. John graduated from Mesquite High School in 1974 and continued his education by taking a Master's degree in Geology from Rutgers University. John would work as a geologist doing environmental studies for various companies and industries in both the private and public sector. John was always known affectionately as "Hardy". Hardy would meet and later marry Jeanmarie Penny on January 22, 1977 in Mesquite, Texas. They would have five wonderful children; John, Jr., Amy, Ashley, Jeremy and Allie. Hardy loved to grill outdoors. He was also a tinkerer" who could fix anything. Hardy loved his alma mater Rutgers University and the Scarlet Knights. But Hardy's greatest passion was his wife and family. Hardy adored his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved spending time with them; talking, playing and kidding around. Hardy had a quick smile; open arms; as well as a giving and compassionate heart. His is a spirit that will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Hardy is preceded in death by his father Sammy Horton. Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Jean Horton; sons, John Horton, Jr. and Jeremy Horton; daughters, Amy Martinez and her husband Juan, Ashley Horton, and Allie Horton; grandchildren, Parker Horton, Lainey Horton, Mason Martinez and Lucas Alcala; mother, Lynn Horton; brother, Scott Horton; as well as a host of extended family, friends and neighbors. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held the following day, Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow the service at Camp Ground Cemetery in Poetry, Texas.
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