Ervin Lee Horton, 93, passed away March 13, 2021, at his residence. He was born April 6, 1927, in Great Bend, to Charles Ellsworth and Hattie Ivy (Watters) Horton.
Ervin attended public schools in Great Bend and Nickerson. He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947, being stationed in Germany during World War II. Ervin graduated from barber college in Oklahoma City, OK, on March 12, 1948. He owned and operated barber shops in Dodge City, Montezuma, Satanta, and Hutchinson, retiring with over 50 years of service.
Ervin loved to sing and enjoyed his time as a member of the Hutchinson Salt Minors Barbershop Chorus. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
On May 28, 1947, Ervin married Margaret Ellen Warn, in Ashland. They shared over 48 years of marriage, prior to her death on November 23, 1995. He then married Nancy Ruth Johnson Schweizer, on March 4, 1997, in Newton. They shared over 24 years of marriage.
Ervin is survived by: wife, Nancy Horton of Hutchinson; daughters, Teri (Ed) Schriner, Karla (Mel) Limon, and Lu Crow; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Jodi (Les) Coleman, Scott (Amber) Schweizer, and Holly (Scott) Lindbloom; 12 stepgrandchildren; and 5 step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Margaret; brother, Charles; sister, Goldie; daughter, Rena; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 518 E. 43rd, Hutchinson. Burial will follow in Wildmead Cemetery, Nickerson. Military honors will be conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2021, with the family present, at the church.
The service can be viewed online by joining the following Zoom meeting on the day of the service: https://zoom.us/j/91895078044?pwd=Z1N2UGxaYk5IYm8wOVpoQ0FocUNOZz09
Meeting ID: 918 9507 8044 Passcode: 863689
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Interim HealthCare of Pratt, in care of Elliott Mortuary and Crematory, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Published by The Kansan on Mar. 18, 2021.