William Allen Horton, Jr.

William Allen Horton Jr. 76 of Mt. Jackson, Virginia passed Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center.

He was born April 14, 1940 in Ashland, Kentucky. He was the son of the late William A. Horton Sr. and Nancy Lusk Horton.

He served in the United States Marine Corps.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jean Eye Horton whom he married August 22, 1970. Bill is also survived by numerous cousins and their families and he proudly claimed his wife’s family as his own.

Bill was a wonderful man and was loved by all that knew him. He was grateful for all the kindness shown to him throughout his long battle with Parkinson Disease.

A funeral service will be held Thursday August 4th 2016 at 4 pm at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock with the Rev. Robert Hoskins officiating. Burial will be at Quantico National Cemetery with Military Honors at a later date.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 pm to 8 pm at the funeral home.

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2 Condolences to William Allen Horton, Jr.

  1. John Harlow SgtMaj of Marines (Ret'd) (Dillon SC) says:

    Dearest Jean, family and friends,

    Coleen and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bill. I served with Bill in MACS-24 for a number of years and knew him as a friend and an OUTSTANDING Marine. His excellence as a United States Marine was recognized by his commanders as his knowledge and leadership were rewarded and he rose through the ranks to that highest Staff Non-Commissioned Officer position of sergeant major. His OUTSTANDING leadership continued as a sergeant major as he served his commanders and provided skilled and professional leadership to both new and seasoned Marines. Our nation has been blessed by his service to country and Corps.

    Please know that you have our deepest sympathies as you mourn the loss of Bill. Coleen and I will remember you in prayer during this time of your grief. We send our love and we fondly remember that earlier time and better days when Bill was a friend and fellow Marine. Blessings. RIP sergeant major. Semper Fidelis!

  2. JW says:

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort knowing that Bill is now sleeping peacefully in death no longer battling the illness that he fought. May our loving God Jehovah (Psalm 34:18) surround and comfort your family now and in the difficult days ahead.