Jimmy Horton CLEVELAND, N.C. Jimmy Ray Horton, Sr., 82, of Cleveland, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Brian Center Rehab 2 Home, in Mooresville. Born May 14, 1930, in Mt. Ulla, he was a son of the late Jesse Lee Horton, Sr. and Augusta Cline Horton. Mr. Horton was a 1948 graduate of Mt. Ulla High School. He was a lifelong member of Amity Lutheran Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and served on the church council. Mr. Horton was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Japan during the Korean Conflict. He was co-owner of Horton Brothers Builders Supermarket, Moore-sville, and a farmer, raising black angus cattle. Mr. Horton served on the board of directors for 45 years at Energy United and served as president for many of those years. He served as a director of Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange. Mr. Horton was a past member of the Moores-ville Rotary Club having served as president and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He served as a director of the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce and the Mooresville Merchants Association. Mr. Horton was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorcas Horton Sechrest and Betty Horton Brown; and brother, Joe Carmen Horton. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Line-berger Horton, whom he married, May 2, 1953; children, Jimmy Ray Horton, Jr., of Laurel Springs, Lee Ann Horton and Jon Allison Horton and wife, Jenny, both of Mt. Ulla; grandchildren, Winston Ray Horton, of Mt. Sterling, Ill., Sydney Christine Horton, of Charlotte, Jon Brantley Horton, of Annapolis, Md., Mary Allison Horton and Susannah Hope Horton, both of Mt. Ulla; brother, Jesse Lee Horton, Jr., of Mt. Ulla; sister, Naomi Horton Hols-houser, of Rockwell; and many special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Amity Lutheran Church, Mt. Ulla, with the Revs. Gene W. Bruce and Dr. Larry Bost officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening, (Monday, Dec. 10), at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Moores-ville. Memorials may be made to the Amity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1367 Amity Ostwalt Rd., Cleveland, NC 27013. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mr. Horton. Condolences may be made to the Horton family at cavin-cook.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Statesville Record & Landmark.