April 18, 2024
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Wayne Vaught Horton

1935 – 2021

A graveside service for Wayne Vaught Horton, 85, has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Mr. Horton died on February 6, 2021, in Shreveport, La. He was born on October 1, 1935, in Emory. Mr. Horton was a long time resident of Marshall and was a member of the Methodist Church. He is a graduate of Texas High School, Class of 1954, in Texarkana, Texas. He attended Texarkana Junior College, University of Texas at Austin, Kilgore College and Texas State Technical College of Marshall. He served in the U.S. Air Force. After 34-1/2 years, Mr. Horton retired from Morton Thiokol. He was a member of The Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution as a descendant of General William Lee Davidson of North Carolina, and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 

He and wife Peggy shared a passion of researching genealogy. They spent much time traveling to libraries, cemeteries, courthouses, and family homesteads in Texas, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi to research their ancestors. He loved gardening and enjoyed giving plants to friends and family. His other hobbies included traveling and in past years fishing, golfing, bowling and painting nature scenes. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.

Mr. Horton is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy R. Joice Horton; sons, Dr. Michael Wayne Horton and wife Betsy Howell Horton of Lakeway and Gary Dean Horton and wife, Paula Mitchell Horton of Bryan; and daughter, Pamela J. Horton Stanfield and husband J. Russell Stanfield of Claremore, Okla.; grandchildren, Dr. Ryan Wayne Horton and wife Rachel Platis Horton of Austin, Megan Horton Koehler and husband, Steven Koehler of Houston, William R. Stanfield and wife Dr. Amanda Geisinger Stanfield of New Durham, N.H., Stephanie M. Stanfield Muller of Fayetteville, Ark., and Andrew J. Stanfield of Claremore, Okla.; sisters-in-law, Betty P. Joice Moore of Wimberley, Hope Davis Joice of Dallas and Marilyn Hereth Horton of Portland, Ore.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edwin Horton and Lillian Mae Vaught Horton; sister, Bettye J. Horton Brumfield Raney; brother, John Davis Horton; great-grandson, Jack Michael Horton; nephew, Tech Sergeant John E. Horton; and brothers-in-law, David W. Brumfield, A. Hassel Joice, Bill M. Joice and Henry Clay Moore Jr. 

Online condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com.