Billy Joe Horton, age 80, of Wilmore, Kentucky, a former Morehead resident, passed away Monday, November 2, 2020, at his home.
He was born February 2, 1940, in Elliott County, Kentucky, a son of the late Fritz and Verna Alice Howard Horton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two siblings, Berdena Lee Howard and Lowell Thomas Horton.
Bill is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Caudill Horton, whom he wed November 3, 1962; one daughter, Cheryl Renee Whelchel (John Wesley) of Wilmore, Kentucky; one grandson, Zachary Daniel Whelchel (Sharayah); one granddaughter, Hannah Elisabeth Hutton (Benjamin); one great grandson, Theodore Foss Whelchel, and another great grandchild due in May of 2021.
He also leaves behind one sister, Patsy Lou Cox of Corbin, Kentucky, as well as nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Bill retired from the Office of Naval Intelligence in 1978 and returned to Kentucky where he worked for Old Don Jacobs Oldsmobile in Lexington. He later returned to Morehead and managed Eagle Office Supply. His last and most fulfilling job was working for the Good Shepherd Printing and Food Pantry ministry.
Bill’s greatest and most joyful achievement was on June 7, 2020, when he accepted Christ as Savior and Lord. His family and friends have the assurance of seeing him again in heaven.
Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and was always concerned about the welfare of his family and friends. We will certainly feel his absence and he will be deeply missed.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Fannin officiating. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East, 100 Veterans Memorial Drive, Grayson, Kentucky, at 1 p.m. with Morehead American Legion Post 126 presenting full military honors.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2020, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.
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