Dub Hornsby, 90, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 28, 2014 after an extended illness. Dub was born April 7, 1924, in Bastrop to the late Willett Cecil Hornsby Sr. and Bernice Montgomery Hornsby.
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After growing up in Louisiana, Dub attended one year at Louisiana State University and then transferred to Northwestern University in Illinois and graduated from there with a degree in Business Administration. He went on to serve in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. During his time serving our country, Dub was stationed in India at "The Hump." Dub's professional career was with Carolina Power and Light (CP&L) from which he retired after 30 plus years of employment. He enjoyed being an active member of Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church; attending the Bob Marley Sunday School Class, serving as an usher and a member of the walking group, "Walk the Walk."
Dub is preceded in death by his two siblings; sister, Dorothy Hornsby Sivret and brother, Wilson Monroe Hornsby. He is proceeded in death by five brothers-in-law; Ralph S. Lanier, Horace J. Lanier, Milton C. Lanier, Seaton G. Lanier Jr. and Thomas F. Lanier and two sisters-in-law Annie Lee Lanier Arnold and Lynn Lanier Slaughter Mills. He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Henry Hornsby.
Dub is survived by his wife, Mary Lanier Rowland Hornsby. He is also survived by his two sons; Dr. Tyra E. Hornsby, DDS (wife, Jackie) of Flat Rock, N.C. and Kimbrough M. Hornsby, DDS (wife, Lynn) of Virginia Beach, Va. Three beautiful granddaughters; Ashley H. Welch (husband, Brian) of Franklin, N.C., Brooks Hornsby of Chicago, Ill. and New York, N.Y. and Lauren Hornsby or Virginia Beach, Va.. He is survived by his brother-in-law, A.V. Henry of Mississippi and two sisters-in-law; Caroline S. Lanier of Raleigh, N.C. and Josephine L. Cotten of Fuquay-Varina. Dub has many special friends he considered family and many wonderful nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
The family would like to say a special thank you to all the caregivers from over the years; Donna, Betty, and Tori and very special thank you to Debra Martin Sloan, Ebrima Bah, John Rogers, and Daniel Graca. Their patience, love and grace made each day a blessing in Dub's life.
Visitation will be Friday, July 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 North Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. A service to celebrate Dub's life will be held on Saturday, July 5 at 11 a.m. at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church, 100 Judd Parkway, SE, Fuquay-Varina. The interment will be held immediately following the service at Wake Chapel Memorial Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church, 100 Judd Parkway, SE, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, Fuquay-Varina. Condolences may be made at thomasfuneral.com.
Thomas Funeral Home
401 N. Ennis Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from July 1 to July 5, 2014