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January 27, 2011
Deeply sorry for OUR loss. Firemen not only belong to their own private families but they belong to the world because they are so altruistic totally giving of themselves. I have never met a fireman that beat his chest when he rescued someone and said look what I have done. But I have seen them cry as winniers and loser. I have a great love and respect for these people. To the family as you continue to miss and grieve for destry, May the God who supplies endurance and comfort continue to sustain you in your time of need through prayer, friends and the comfort of family.
February 03, 2010
when i heard the news about Destry,i remember crying in the hospital hall way with Justin. I could not believe it. Didnt want to believe it either. I always loved going to youth night at Grand. Destry was always there hanging out with us. I also remember so many nights going to the alter and soon after having destry lean over and start praying with me. Destry was a real man of God. Destry, believe it or not I am married now and have a beautiful little girl! Wish you could meet them, they are amazing. You Truely will be missed.

always,
LCpl Kody Clouse, USMC
December 29, 2009
Last night I decided to do a google search on Destry after not finding him after several attempts on facebook. I had been trying to reconnect with old friends from childhood. I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about Destry's death. Although, I did not know the man he became, I have sweet memories of the boy he was. Destry was my first crush, the first boy I ever went to a movie with, or shared a pizza with at Mazzio's. As I sat here last night with tears streaming down my face, I could remember like yesterday how my heart raced as I sat in a dark movie theater holding his sweaty hand in mine! My heart goes out to Destry's family, wife and children; to all who feel his loss. I hope that you all have found some peace and comfort in each other and the thought that he is watching over you. He was a very lucky man to have each and every one of you in his life and in many ways you still have each other.He lives on through you. Please know, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
December 02, 2009
I thought about you today, I think it was because when you were my youth pastor you always knew how to get me out of a hole, I miss you and I'm always praying for your wife and girls
June 25, 2009
Yesterday I watched a movie about tornados on Discovery Channel, and had a tought. In 2001 I saw another tornado movie on National Geographic, and to my surprise, Destry was interviewed in it. It was such a good thing to see a familiar person thousand of kilometers away from the United States... I tought I would try to find it somehow on the internet, to save it for later. But when I typed in the words Destry Horton, and tornado, Oklahoma, this page popped up. I can not tell you how stunned I was. I can not believe this happened.
During 1998-1999 I lived with the Hortons (Johnny and Tawnya) as an exchange student. Destry was my brother...
Brandy, you were only pregnant with the your first baby girl when I left the states. I will always remember you with love. Let my prayers be with you.
May 13, 2009
Dearest Son,
It has been 3 years since you departed this earth. It has been a struggle without you here. You were a wonderful husband, father, brother, and son and we miss you terribly. The first year without you was the hardest, but the 2nd year wasn't any better, and the 3rd year--well, we just keep praying for the Lord to return soon. There is so much pain on this earth.
You must be singing with the angels. I listen to your music and rejoice in your wonderful voice and the way you would praise Jesus. When I hear "hallelujah" I think of you--you said it often and with such love of our Savior.
Brandy, Kiley and McKenzie are doing well. I often wonder if you are their guardian angel. Those girls are just like you, Destry. They are smart, athletic, talented and good hearted. Brandy is doing an amazing work for God. She's the best mother in the universe, too.
Darin misses you so much. He looked up to his little brother...you were his inspiration spiritually.
You made such an impact on so many lives. I read the tributes to you and am so thankful for the good memories people have of you and the good that you did while you were here. You will never be forgotten, but more importantly, our Father collected you to Himself on the day of your Homecoming. So we will look forward to a wonderful reunion with you someday. I have read much about Heaven since you entered there. An amazing place! And that's what life on this earth is all about--to see Him face to face, and to be forever in His presence. I have learned, Destry, that it isn't about us on this earth, but about glorifying our Heavenly Father in all that we do. I pray I can get better at that before I am called home!

I love you son,

Mom
March 09, 2009
I think about you all the time. There are stickers on vehicles everywhere - honoring you. I miss you and wish I knew you better. Until we meet again, hero!
July 03, 2008
Destry,
This will be the last entry in this book that so many people have signed and showed their love to not only you but the girls and I as well.

So many things have happened since your passing but we know there is a "Greater" plan that God has for each of us left here.

Your memory continues to live on and many continue to watch you not only from the Heroic Tornado story or how you survived but you've been on CNN numerous times in Ireland from the play where you went to heaven. It has been such a big witnessing tool to many overseas. A gentleman needed a pair of dress shoes and I knew that you had so many and wouldn't mind giving him a pair of yours. As I watch him praise the Lord and dance before God, you still touch lives because those shoes were anointed shoes by a man who walked the life that God mapped out for him and now a new life walks the "Walk of Faith" in them and he continues to grow stronger in Lord. He wears them proudly and tells many who wore them before he did and says it with such humility and honor.

You will continue to live on in not only our hearts but in the eyes, laughter, and talents of your babies. They both love to sing, play the piano and the guitar...just like you did. They sing to Lord and dance before him here while you sing and dance before him there. I know that you see us because God says in his word of those gathered around the throne that join in worship with us here on earth. We long to see the day where we will stand together and sing with ONE VOICE to the Lord of Lords and King of Kings.

We know the day is coming very quickly when God will tell his son to come get us and we know that day is quickly approaching. We look forward to what God is about to do in our lives because we know that it's far beyond anything we could ask, think, or even begin to imagine!

We love you and are so proud of you, your life, and the legacy that continues to live on and will throughout the days, weeks, and years to come. I am so proud of you and the man that you became and the woman that I became because of you! Thank you for loving me and giving me your name and your children. I love you and will always love you. I will forever be your "Little Angel!"
May 05, 2008
Brandy,

I was just watching the weather channel on the tornado that hit in 1999. I saw your husband and listened to him talk. I noticed him more at first because his name is Destry. My son and grandson are also named Destry, not a very common name. He seemed such a caring, gentle man on screen and his persona seemed to scream HERO. I came in to my computer during a commercial to look up his name, thought I might e-mail him, tell him what an impression he made on me during those few minutes. I was stunned to read that he was gone. My heart goes out to you and your family, to Destry's family and to all those that knew him. You are all in my prayers. God bless and keep you
March 24, 2008
Destry,
Two years.... wow. I can't tell you how much I miss you. I am now an EMT, Brandy made fun of me the other day because I was messing with the veins in her feet, something she said you did. I have gone to church with them a few times. I think of you everytime I go because I can picture you up there singing and dancing. I look at pictures of you all the time and it sill seems like yesterday. I remember the good times and I always smile. Its an honor to be your niece. I miss you and love you deeply.

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