COLEMAN — Graveside services for Willie (Billy Gillis) Horton, 78, of Coleman, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 at the Glen Cove Cemetery Pavilion. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Funeral Home. The procession to the cemetery will leave the funeral home at 2:30 p.m.
He died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at Coleman County Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 20, 1939 to Dola Efert Horton and Virgie Merle Gillis Horton. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany during the Korean War. On Sept. 12, 1976, he married Freida Cook in the chapel of the Ranger Inn Nursing Home so that her father could be part of the ceremony.
Survivors include his wife, Frieda Horton of Coleman; three children, Gene Horton and wife Shelly of Selmer, Tennessee, D’Ray Horton and wife Mandy of Selmer, Tennessee, Dallas Horton of Stephenville; four brothers and sisters, Harriet Rackley and husband Gene of Quinlan, Marvin Morrow of Cypress Inn, Tennessee, Emma Henderson and husband Doug of Middleton, Tennessee, Wilton Brown and husband Delbert of Florence, Alabama; six grandchildren, D’Nae Moore and husband Nick of Round Rock, Shalon Heidenheimer of Abilene, Levi Creel of Kansas, Houston Horton of Henderson, Tennessee, Eli Horton of Selmer, Tennessee, Clay Robert McCullar of Selmer, Tennessee; two great grandchildren, Marissa Moore and Trent Moore, both of Round Rock; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Sherry Cook of Coleman; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Toby Spears, Fred Morrow; one daughter, Tammy Heidenheimer; and a granddaughter, Mattie Belle Horton.