Frank C. Horton, 96, of Galion, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 14, 2015 at his home.
Frank was born in Spartanburg County, SC on September 4, 1918 to the late Charles and Edna (Price) Horton. On March 29, 1943, he married Ollie Tesseniar and she preceded him in death on February 4, 1996. He married Virginia M. (McCown) Kochheiser on July, 6, 1996 and she survives him.
Frank served in the Army in the Philippines during WWII with the Military Police. He retired from Peabody Galion as a supervisor. Frank was a member of South View Baptist Church in Galion. Frank enjoyed his work and loved to tend to his lawn and mow the grass. A perfectionist by nature, Frank had high standards that he himself lived up to and held praise for those who were hard workers. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida during the winter where he loved to walk on the beach and feel the sand between his toes. Frank also loved his dog, Tippy very much.
In addition to his wife Virginia, he is survived by his two sons, Ronald and Cherylene Horton and Dale and Debra Horton, all of Galion; his three grandchildren, Robert Horton, Debbie Horton, and David Horton; his three stepchildren, Michael and Patty Kochheiser of Galion, Denice and Jim Luscaleet of Richwood, and Timothy and David Ulkins of Lawrenceville, GA; and numerous step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one infant sibling, his brother, Ray Horton, and his four sisters, Eva Horton, who died as a child, Lessie Horton, Pearl Lindsey, and Estelle Gosnell.
Friends may call Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way N., Galion. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Pastor Lou Ashworth officiating. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery, Iberia. Full Military honors will be given at the graveside by the U.S. Army and the Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Home Health and Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com