Horn, Michael Michael Douglas Horn, Sr. "Doug" of University Park, Texas died July 5, 2014 following a fall from his bike on the campus of his beloved alma mater Southern Methodist University. He was 65. He went immediately and joyfully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. Doug was born to Albert Curtis Horn, Sr. and O'Rene Tomlin Horn on April 8, 1949 in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Nicol Horn; children Suzanne Horn Deriso and husband Richard of Atlanta, Georgia; Michael Douglas Horn, Jr. and wife Nicole of Grapevine, Texas; Leslie Kristine Horn of Brooklyn, New York; grandchildren Margaret Halling, Emily Anne, and Julia Marie Deriso, and Evan Michael Horn; brother Albert Curtis Horn, III; and countless friends. Doug was a fourth-generation Dallasite. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1967 and received his B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1971. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He married the love of his life, Priscilla, on June 4, 1971 and was fiercely committed to her for 43 years. Doug lived for his family--his pride and joy. He adored being a grandfather to his four grandchildren, to whom he was known as Grandoug. Doug was actively involved in Park Cities Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and was passionately involved in the World Missions program, which took him to places like China, Russia, Peru to share the gospel of Christ. Doug was also a life member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a group that allowed him to demonstrate his commitment to serving others. He was involved in the weekly reading buddy program there for many years, as well as the annual HP Byron Nelson Championship. Doug also was utterly devoted for nearly four decades to leading A.C. Horn & Company, the business started by his grandfather in 1907. He was proud to pass the torch on to his son, Michael, the fourth generation. You could often find Doug at Dallas Country Club, enjoying the company of old friends and constantly making new ones. In spite of his recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, he maintained his uncanny sense of humor. He was known for faithfully making birthday phone calls to a massive list of friends every single year. Doug had a big smile, a big personality, and an even bigger heart. He was a friend to all who was loved by all. We have every confidence that he is in heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and he is at peace. In fact, that is the very message by which he lived his life. Doug's youngest daughter, Leslie, a professional writer, joyfully authored this obituary, using the very talent her father was so proud of. A celebration of Doug's life will be held at Park Cities Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, July 9 at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Salesmanship Club of Dallas, or the Center for Brain Health.
Published in Dallas Morning News on July 8, 2014