Edward “Frank” Horton, 74, of Houston, Texas died Saturday, May 17, 2014 after a brief illness. Private services will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery in Houston.
Frank was born on February 15, 1940 in Huntingdon, PA to Edward and Louise Horton who preceded him in death. He moved to Roswell, NM in 1957 and graduated from Roswell High School in 1958. Frank served three years in the U.S. Army and was a marksman on a rifle team where he received many awards. He attended NMSU in Las Cruces, NM and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1969.
Frank married Marilyn “Ginger” Jones on September 11, 1976. He is survived by Ginger, his daughter Laura Fox and Rob Jones, as well as three grandchildren, Anastasia and Robbie Jones and Courtney Fox all of Houston. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald C. Horton of Houston and his sister, Patty Smith and her husband, Bob Smith of Amarillo, TX. He is survived by his nephews, Marcus and Darren Smith and a special aunt, Bernice Edmiston, of Williamsburg, PA. and many cousins, too numerous to name.
Frank moved to Houston after college to work for the Houston Lighting & Power Company. He and his brother opened Horton’s Little Shop which he operated until his retirement. He was active in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo where he served on the Corral Club Committee and achieved the honor of Lifetime Committmeeman. He was one of the founding members of the Old Spring Branch Civic Club, serving as President, Vice President and Block Captain.
His family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in his name to their favorite charity.