1938 - 2014 Howard Taft Horton, Jr. passed away on December 14, 2014, at the age of 76. He was born in Beaumont, Texas, on August 3, 1938. He graduated from Lamar University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Howard enjoyed traveling around the world, both with his family and for expanding his business. He had several patents in the field of Chemical Engineering. Howard loved tending to his fruit trees and enjoyed the companionship of his many dogs. We will remember him for his brave 5 year battle with Cancer and his devotion to his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine; father, Howard Sr.; and son, Craig. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; sister, Elizabeth Howell; surviving sons, Steve and Brian; daughter, Kathryn; and granddaughters, Julianne and Haley. Services will be held on Saturday, January 10 at St. Peter's Methodist Church in Katy, TX at 9:30am and at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont, TX at 3:30pm. In Lieu of flowers, a donation could be made in his honor to MD Anderson Children Cancer Research.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 7, 2015