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Leroy (Roy) Bernard Shelly Horn, Jr., died on November 17, 2012 after suffering the debilitating disease of Alzheimer's. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 26, 1930, the only child of L. B and Gertrude Horn who preceded him in death. Roy graduated from Jefferson High School and then earned his B.A. from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina in 1951. He received his B.D. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1954 and was the winner of the number one Graduate Study Fellowship Award allowing him to spend a year at the University of Edinburgh's School of Divinity in Scotland.
Roy was ordained to the ministry, Presbyterian Church in the U.S., May 1954. He received his Masters of Theology from Austin Presbyterian Seminary in 1962. He continued with advanced work in psychology and counseling and care of the mentally ill. He did volunteer work with patients at the San Antonio State Hospital in 1963. Roy was Minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Weslaco, Texas from 1956-1960. While there he earned his pilot's license. He was the organizing Minister of a new church in northwest San Antonio, ultimately forming St. Andrew Presbyterian church in 1961-62. He was the Minister of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church from 1962-73. Roy was past moderator, the Presbytery of John Knox; Director, summer Camping Sessions, John Knox Ranch; Past President, Northwest Rotary Club; Board of Directors, Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children & Adults; Past President, Alumni Association, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary; Active in civil rights movement, both locally and nationally; Director of the Julie Jordan Free Clinic, Inc.; Delegate to "Protestant Church Leaders Consultation on Vietnam", Paris, France, March, 1971 (known as the Paris Peace talks); Missions to the Orient in Japan and the leper colonies in South Korea.
Roy was a licensed Real Estate Broker and Chairman of The Board and President of Horn Realty Company, Horn Investment Company, lnc., and Horn Drilling Co. Inc. Roy was active in local, state and national political campaigns and was recognized and honored for his civic involvement. One honor he particularly enjoyed was being made an Admiral in the Texas Navy in 1987, by Governor Mark White.
Roy loved and participated in sports: snow skiing, water skiing, scuba diving, tennis and golf. He was an avid fan and supporter of the University of Texas football. .
Roy is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Sue, sons Roy Horn III (Debbie), Todd Horn (Michelle), daughter Shawn Cooles (Steve), step-son Truett Bishop (Darian), his beloved grandchildren, Josh, Cody Amelia), Shelly, Kendall, and Hunter, 2 great grandkids , Mazzy & Brady, his ex-wife Betty Lynn Allen (Bob) and his beloved Shih-Tzu babies, Diva & Dolly.
Our thanks and gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and aides of Christus Hospice for their wonderful support and care, and most of all to his caregiver at home, Clara Aguilar, who loved the entire family through this sad illness.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Andrew Presby. Church, 8231 Callaghan Rd. San Antonio 78230; AIzheimer's Association, www.aIz.org, Christus Hospice, 4241 Woodcock Dr. San Antonio 78228 or a
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
8231 CALLAGHAN RD.
Published in Express-News on Nov. 28, 2012