Col. James H. (USAF Ret.) Horney

POQUOSON - Col. James H. Horney (USAF Ret.), 72, passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Jim was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and grew up in Antwerp, Ohio where he graduated from Antwerp High School. He attended General Motors Institute before joining the U. S. Air Force. A navigator, he flew the B-52 bomber, B-58 Hustler, EB-66 Destroyer and the F-4 Phantom during his career and he served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1992 after 30 years of service. During his time in uniform, he earned, amongst others, the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Device. Jim earned a B.S in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tampa and a M.S. in Business Management at Auburn University while attending the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. A 28-year resident of Poquoson, Jim was a member and past president of the Poquoson chapter of the Kiwanis. He tutored local students in math. His favorite pastimes were taking his boat out on the Back River with his family, dogs, and cigar, as well as tinkering with his beloved Triumph TR6 sports car.. He was a great lover of music, good company, and corny jokes. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, William and Harriet Horney of Antwerp, Ohio. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Anne Horney; daughters, Beth Morris and husband, Richard of Market Harborough, England, and Jenna Anderson and husband Gregory Ottinger of Richmond, VA; brothers, William Patrick Horney and wife Sheila of Columbia City, IN, and Richard Horney and wife, Connie of Fort Wayne, IN. Condolences may be expressed on Sunday, November 24 from 3:00 to 5:00pm, at the Poquoson Yacht Club, 417 Messick Road, Poquoson, VA. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.claytorrollins.com. The interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edmarc Hospice for Children, 516 London Street, Portsmouth, VA, 23704, or the USO of Hampton Roads, P.O. Box 7250, Hampton, Virginia, 23666.

Funeral Home

Claytor Rollins Funeral Home - Poquoson
836 Poquoson Avenue  Poquoson, VA 23662
757-868-6641

Published in Daily Press on Nov. 17, 2013