NEXT MEETING IS AUG 15; TOM, N5HYP WILL BE THE PRESENTER -- See info below
It is with a very heavy heart that we advise of the passing of Jim, WB8YWA, Monday March 16. Jim had undergone surgery and was recovering at home. On Monday he fell ill and his weakened body could not withstand the added stress.
Jim was a great friend and mentor to all of us. He will be sorely missed and leaves a void in all of our hearts.
Rest in peace my friend; your key has gone silent. --... ...--
Please keep his wife Sherry and her family in your prayers.
James William Horton (Jim), 74, of Lewisville passed away on March 16, 2020. He was born on March 18, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan (Highland Park) to Kenneth Horton and Mina Chavey Horton. He grew up in Gladwin, Michigan and graduated from Gladwin High School in 1964. He was drafted in the Army in 1965 serving in the Vietnam War until 1967, with Honorable Discharge in 1971. In May of 1967, he moved to Wichita Falls, Texas and he attended Midwestern State University. This is where he met the love of his life, Sherry, in English class. He graduated from DeVry University.
Jim and Sherry began their journey through life on April 12, 1968. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church Lewisville and “In His Grace” Adult Bible Study. His love and gifting of electronics landed them in Grapevine before moving to Lewisville where he went to work at Schneider Electric located in Carrollton in 1989. He was a National Accounts Manager in the Buildings Business Department. He retired from there in 2011 then returned until 2014. Jim had a love for Ham Radio and for the Lewisville Amateur Radio Association.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Robert (Bob) and Wayne Horton, and sister Sandra Palm.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry; his children James and his wife Robyn of Lewisville, Texas; Jodie Horton Johnson of Lewisville, Texas; his grandchildren; Haylee and Hayden Horton, Maddisyn and Maxwell Johnson. He is also survived by his sibling; Carol Ann Guillory of La Porte, Texas and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Jim to First Baptist Church Lewisville, For All Generations Building Fund, at 1251 Valley Ridge Blvd., Lewisville, TX 75077.
This is a video of the memorial service conducted at the Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home and honors burial burial conducted at the DFW National Cemetery.
This is the memorial remembrance of Jim that was conducted at our membership meeting on March 21, 2020. It is approximately 1 hr. 5 min. in length and includes the following:
Introduction by Mike, W5EVT
Memory photos of Jim
Comments by family and friends