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In Memory of

Richard Dale Horton

November 5, 1921 - May 16, 2017

Obituary


Richard D. "Dick" Horton, of Goodrich age 95, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Richard was born on November 5, 1921 in Goodrich to Norris and Carrie Horton. He graduated in 1940 from Goodrich High School. He worked for Michigan Bell as a lineman and retired as an outside plant engineer after 38 years. Dick married the love of his life, Barbara J. Scranton, who survives him, on June 19, 1942. Also surviving are their four children, Rick (Elaine) Horton, Cheryl Najar, Suzanne (Stanley) Koon, and Babette (Bob)...

Richard D. "Dick" Horton, of Goodrich age 95, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Richard was born on November 5, 1921 in Goodrich to Norris and Carrie Horton. He graduated in 1940 from Goodrich High School. He worked for Michigan Bell as a lineman and retired as an outside plant engineer after 38 years. Dick married the love of his life, Barbara J. Scranton, who survives him, on June 19, 1942. Also surviving are their four children, Rick (Elaine) Horton, Cheryl Najar, Suzanne (Stanley) Koon, and Babette (Bob) Frailey. He was the "best" grandpa to 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents; siblings: Carl, Laura, and Ken; and son-in-law, Norman. His love for family was exceptional as our love for him was beyond the moon and back. Dick was a true patriot who served during WWII in the United States Army, 14th Armored Division, known as the "Liberators." Dick drove his tank throughout Europe and was instrumental in over taking two concentration camps. He was honored to speak to various organizations to share his WWII experiences. "Music is in the air," Dick had a passion for music all of his life. From the big band era to his joy of playing his tenor banjo. He was only 10 years old when he purchased his first banjo. An original member of the Flint Banjo Club with 50 years of fun and laughter. Our wish is for Dad to keep on picking his banjo and sing with the angels. We love you always and forever, till we meet again. A funeral service take place at 11am on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 1-8pm at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, and again at church, one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10am. Dick will be laid to rest at Goodrich Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those considering may make a contribution to the Goodrich United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in Dick's name.