Jack E. Horton HICKORY Jack Edwin Horton, 75, of Hickory, went to be with his Lord, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 10, 1937, in Hancock County, Tenn., he was son of the late Leonard McKinley and Myrtle Vickers Horton. He was a member of The Conover Masonic Lodge #709. Jack was the recipient of the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award which appears in the Smithsonian Aeronautical Museum. He was a four year veteran of the Air Force and a member of the Air National Guard for many years. He shared his artsian craft of apple-butter making at the Hart Square festival for over 25 years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife, of 56 years, Patricia Horton; children, Jack M. Horton and wife, Monica, of Statesville, Elaine Butler and husband, David, of Rutherford College, Sharon Hill and husband, Rusty, of Hickory; three sisters; one brother; grandchildren, Christopher M. Horton and wife, Darrah, of Asheville, Amanda S. Horton and fiancee,' Matthew Blake, of Graham; four great-grandsons; and cherished friends, Ray and Alice Laws, of Hildebran. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at Catawba Funerals & Cremations. Burial will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at catawbamemorial park.com. Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations are providing professional services to the Horton Family.
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Published in Hickory Daily Record on December 3, 2012