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November 26, 2006
I believe a man is very lucky if he gets the chance to know someone like Destry Horton.This world is filled with evil, pain and despair.
People like Destry are the ray's of light to us all.I was blessed to get to know Destry very well when I was younger.I went to high school and then college with Destry.He was one of the best friends that I've ever had.I wish that I could say that we had remained close over the years, but we didn't.I really only saw him at the watermelon festival.He was always at the ambulance and he always had a hug and a smile waiting for me.When I heard about Destry's accident I sat down and wrote a few words.Those words soon turned into a song.These words will never do him justice,but I'd like to share them.I couldn't decide on one title so I gave it two.I call it "THE HERO"(DESTRY'S SONG)
Destry was and will always be my hero, not for how he died, but for how he lived.

"THE HERO"(DESTRY'S SONG)

THE CALL CAME OUT OF NOWHERE
AND IT BROUGHT ME TO MY KNEES
THERE'S NOT MUCH A MAN CAN SAY
IN TIME'S LIKE THESE
THEY SAY IT'S ALMOST OVER
THEY SAY IT'S OUT OF THEIR HANDS
AND WHY THIS HAD TO HAPPEN
IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND
BUT SOME QUESTIONS DON'T HAVE ANSWERS
SOME THINGS WE'LL NEVER KNOW
QUESTIONS OF THE HEART
MATTERS OF THE SOUL
IN A WORLD FILLED WITH PEOPLE
WHO TURN AND WALK AWAY
IN THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
THE HERO, HE REMAINS
NOW THEY GATHER AT HIS BEDSIDE
AND IN THE ROOM JUST DOWN THE HALL
WAITING ON THE NEWS
OH ANY NEWS AT ALL
THE BOW THEIR HEADS IN PRAYER
THERE'S NOTHING ELSE TO DO
BUT TO PRAY TO THE LORD
OH GOD PLEASE SEE HIM THROUGH
BUT SOME QUESTIONS DON'T HAVE ANSWERS
SOME THINGS WE'LL NEVER KNOW
QUESTIONS OF THE HEART
MATTERS OF THE SOUL
IN A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE
WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY
IN THE MOMENT OF DOUBT
THE HERO, HE REMAINS
HEAVEN WAS CALLING
OUR HERO HAS FALLEN
AND THE DAY HAS COME
TO SAY GOODBYE
BUT EVEN AS WE WATCH HIM
AS WE WATCH HIM FLY AWAY
FOREVER IN OUR HEART'S
THE HERO, HE REMAINS

ALWAYS
November 23, 2006
destry was my uncle. he was a wonderful person. i want to thank everyone who's came to the site and wished my family well, and for all those whove prayed for us. we will keep you in our hearts always.
November 22, 2006
I'll miss you buddy and my heart goes out to your wife and children!
I have known Destry for almost 20 years and he will be sorely missed indeed.
Rest Well my good friend.
November 13, 2006
JDH

Not a day goes by and don't think about you in some way......

JT
October 20, 2006
I don't know the Horton family, but something told me to look for the Prayer Pagers website tonight..I had seen it a year or two ago, and felt called to look it up again tonight. On that page, I saw the request for prayers for Destry. There was a link for updates on him, so I followed it...hoping to read about his recovery. My heart fell when I learned what happened. My prayers go out to the friends and family of Destry Horton - even though I have never met any of you. Based on what I have read, Destry was (and will always be) loved. He sounds like a wonderful man, and I hope his memory lives on with all who knew him.
September 29, 2006
I knew Destry when he and Darin were little guys living with their dad in the white house on Hwy 81 just north of Rush Springs. I even baby-sat for them a couple of times. Destry's uncle, Justin Jones, was my very good friend and fellow student at RSHS when we graduated in 1978. Justin was always proud of his nephews.

My heart hopes you are healing as time has gone by. The healing never ends but does get better with time. I do know personally, as I lost my mom in a firey car crash on Hwy 81 just south of Chickasha on a cold winter day in 1982. I hope time is being kind to all of Destry's family and that your hearts are lightening with each passing day.

Continued prayers and Godspeed to all.
August 08, 2006
I am sooo sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like your husband was a great man and was respected by everyone that came in contact with him. My husband is a fireman and it terrifies me to let him go out on calls for this very reason. Now I see how much it can impact a persons life though. Your husband was a true hero. This has helped a great deal with my worries in some strange way. I want you to know that my prayers are with you and your girls. I also want you to know that YOU personally are an inspiration to me. I strayed away from the God when my church was closed down. I am going to start going back to church. It's hard to believe how God keeps us strong in trials like yours. God Bless, Keep the faith.
August 07, 2006
to the Horton famley. im sorry to hear your loss even though i didnt know him i know what your going through and if their is anything you or u famley need you all can just let me know and me and my fd will do any thing we can for you you all are in my prays
the MOUNT OLIVE FIRE AND RESCUE DEPT.
August 06, 2006
I am one of the medics that took care of Destry immediately following the incident. After meeting Destry on March 1, I can tell you that Destry was an inspiring person. The care he had for his family that day can never be truly explained. His love for his wife and daughters was what kept him going. He was so worried about them. My partner and I can never tell you how sorry we are for your loss. If you ever have any questions for us, please contact us through AMR Duncan. We will never forget Destry. Stephens County will never forget Destry.
August 05, 2006
My husband has been with the fire dept for 27 years. It has become his life and it has become his pride. When we first got married. His job was his first love and then I gradually became his first love. I came from a family of 3 kids, upon my marriage I became a part of a family that were in to the millions,just as you had became part of that family. Remember your firefighting family doesn't just stop at the dept your husband works for but it is over reaching to across the country, as you can see from our post. My husband, myself and my family extends you the deepest sympathy and sorrow for your lost. Don't forget as a member of our family, if you ever needed anything all you have to do is ask us and we shall see what we can do. *hugs*

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