Early “Jack” Hicks Horton, Jr., died peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
He was born on December 16, 1928 in Lewisville, Arkansas. He was a native of Patmos, Arkansas and resident of Galliano.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Friday with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his devoted daughters, Susan Horton David and Jackie Horton Ginter and her husband Earl of Athens, Georgia. He is also survived by his five beautiful grandsons, Davy David and wife Ashley of San Angelo, Texas, Travis David and wife Renee’, Matthew Ginter and wife Jenn, Michael and Mark Ginter of Athens, Georgia; five great-grandchildren, Sarah, Luke, Eli, Owen and Gavin David; great –great grandchild, Marley Matherne; companion Elaine Soley; Godchild, Rodney John Williams and many friends also survive him.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Elsie Cheramie Horton; his parents, Early and Fannie Laha Horton Sr., and his brother Bobby Horton of Patmos, Arkansas.
He retired from the oilfield in the early 60’s, owned and operated Jack’s Exxon in Galliano until 1976, and retired from the Lafourche Parish School Board in 2000 as a bus driver.
He loved his family and friends. He enjoyed working on his farm especially with his cattle and riding his tractor. He was a hard worker, determined, strong-willed and a good honest man. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Nicholls State University Foundation, P.O. Box 2074, Thibodaux, LA 70301.
Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
Posted on Thu, May 14, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette