Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Yehovah, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Bobby Neil Horton, born December 4, 1936 in Crockett, Texas passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 18, 2018 in Tomball, Texas.
He was the firstborn son of Mary Otha Hendrick (Muddy) and Alton Clifford Horton (A.C.), and grew up near Troup, and later Corpus Christi, Texas. Following High School graduation in Corpus Christi, he enlisted in the Air Force and served with the 1940th Airways & Air Communication Service Squadron (MATS) from 1956 to 1960, completing service as an Air Traffic Control Operator. Following his honorable discharge, he joined the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Controller. He retired following 20 years of service in 1978 in Bryan, Texas, where he started a small business, specializing in vacuum cleaner sales and service. He owned and operated The Vac Shop in Bryan and College Station until his retirement in the summer of 2012. He then moved to Tomball, Texas to be near family.
He was married to Alice Carol Marshall (Carol) while serving at Perrin Air Force Base in Denison, Texas in 1958. They had their first son, Hobie Neil, there in December of the following year. The family moved to Norman, Oklahoma where Everett Alton was born in 1962. They relocated to Corpus Christi in 1964 where Suzanne Kay was born in 1969. The family then settled in Bryan / College Station in 1971.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20th at Restever Memorial Park Cemetery in Bryan, at 2 p.m. Arrangements are Callaway Jones Funeral Centers of Bryan College Station.
Bobby is preceded in death by his parents; his step mother Francis; his sister Altalene; his step brother Donny; and step sister Debbie.
Bobby is survived by his children, Hobie and Terilyn Horton of Spring, Everett Horton of Wylie, and Suzanne and Frank Holubec of McKinney; his step brother Tom and Becky Horton of Amarillo; as well as his grandchildren, Dr. Katherine Horton of Waco, Austin Horton of Toledo, Ohio, Sarah Horton of San Antonio, Cullen Holubec of College Station, Jensen Holubec of McKinney, and Colsen Holubec of McKinney.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International (gideons.org/donate)