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Tommie Dee Horton

September 9, 1933 May 13, 2019
Tommie Dee Horton
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Obituary for Tommie Dee Horton

Tommie Dee Horton, 85, of Quincy, Illinois, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born September 9, 1933, in Hannibal, Mo., the son of D.B. and Laona Horton. Tommie met the love of his life, Betty Ruth Minor, on a blind date when he was 17 and Betty was 15. They were married on July 12, 1953, at the home of Tommie’s parents in Palmyra.

He is survived by his daughter, Monica Begley (and husband Phillip) of Quincy, IL; son, Michael Horton of Riverview, FL; grandchildren: Sarah DeBoer (and Chad Fults) of Haslet, TX; Clinton Begley of Springfield, OR; Ashley Horton (and RJ Lewis) of Omaha, NE; Steven Link (and wife Beth) of Garland, TX; great-grandchildren: Trey Plummer and Megan Chamberlain of Haslet, TX, and Liam and Tristan Horton of Omaha, NE. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and daughter, Brenda Sue Link.

Tommie had many good friends and golfing buddies, including Clif Shepherd, Charles Mann, and Carl Webber, among many others.
He attended many grade schools in Hannibal, MO, and later graduated from Palmyra High School, where he played football. After high school he enlisted in the Air Force where he was an aircraft mechanic. He owned and operated Horton’s Shell service station and S &H Garage in Hannibal in the 70’s and 80’s, and later worked and retired as an industrial mechanic at American Cyanamid in Palmyra.
Tommie’s greatest joy was his family, dogs: Sparky, Duke, & Chrissy, and weekly golf nights with the Palmyra Thursday evening gang. He was a member of the American Legion, a volunteer at the Palmyra Food Pantry, and active in the First Presbyterian Church in Palmyra.

The Family is being served by Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra, MO.

Visitation will be held at 10:15 a.m., and a celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church in Palmyra. Rev. Roger Ricketts will officiate. There will be a meal following the service, at the church. Private family interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal.

Honorary pallbearers are Sarah DeBoer, Clinton Begley, Steven Link, Ashley Horton, Trey Plummer, Megan Chamberlain, Phillip Begley, and Clif Shepherd.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Palmyra Food Pantry, Palmyra, MO.


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Visitation

Friday

17

May

10:15 AM 5/17/2019 10:15:00 AM
Palmyra Presbyterian Church

West Church Street
Palmyra, MO 63461

Palmyra Presbyterian Church
West Church Street Palmyra 63461 MO
United States

Service

Friday

17

May

11:00 AM 5/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
Palmyra Presbyterian Church

West Church Street
Palmyra, MO 63461

Palmyra Presbyterian Church
West Church Street Palmyra 63461 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Olivet United Methodist Cemetery Final Resting Place

6600 MO-6
Taylor, MO 63471

6600 MO-6 Taylor 63471 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Palmyra Food Pantry

319 West Main Cross
Palmyra, MO 63461
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