William Thomas Horton, Sr.

William Thomas Horton, Sr., 92, of Springfield, passed away April 19, 2019, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon after the slow deterioration of his health due to Alzheimer’s Disease.
Horton was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Springfield to Frank A. and Florence (Brugger) Horton. He attended St. Joseph Elementary school and Springfield Senior High School, graduating in 1944. Horton served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He married Mary Teresa Francka in 1960. Horton was a proud member of IBEW Local #453. He and Mary bought a small dairy farm east of Slagle in Polk County and farmed there until moving back to Springfield in 2002.
He is survived by: his wife Mary; sons, Bill (Sandy) Horton, Jr. (Tammy)Rich and John (Kristy); ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Pat (Belle), Barbara, Charlie (Linda) and Mary Ann; and family friend Virginia Mayeux; and a host of family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: siblings, Frank Jr., Jack, Virginia, Dick, Catherine and Carl.
Visitation was held April 23, 2019. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday April 24, 2019 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery near Bolivar under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Permanent online condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com.


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