John Horton

John Horton

Passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011 in Plainwell. John was born July 10, 1930 in Detroit, the son of Edward and Jessi (Gordon) Horton.

He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. For 29 years he was employed with General Motors, retiring in 1996.

On April 3, 1954, in Otsego, he married Lois Root, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Ernest (Jan) Horton, Ron Horton, all of Plainwell, Douglas (Sally) Horton of Kalamazoo; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Margaret (Monty) Miller of Florida.

Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service at Hillside Cemetery will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego Church of God or Life Care Center.

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  1. Tim & Diane Crawford says:

    Doug we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family are in our thoughts.

  2. Judy Shumaker says:

    Ernie and Family: I was so sorry to hear that you lost your dad this week. Please know that my thoughts and sympathy are with you and your mom and family. We missed you at school and then found out why you weren’t there. That is so sad and I feel bad for all of you. You take care now, Ernie. Judy Shumaker – High School Cafeteria

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