Harley P. Horton

Published 10:17 pm Monday, July 15, 2013

Harley P. Horton, age 89, of Inman, S.C. passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Rhinehart Horton.

Mr. Horton was a native of Landrum and a son of the late Walter C. Horton and Janie Pruitt Horton. He was a very active member of Valley Falls First Baptist Church for 44 years where he served as chairman of deacons and taught Adult II Sunday School class. He had worked at Milliken for 25 years and then began Horton Builders in 1973 until his retirement.

Mr. Horton had lived on Blalock Road in Boiling Springs, S.C. for 42 years before moving to Inman, S.C. in 1991. He was a veteran of the US Army in WWII where his rank was sergeant.

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He received Eamet Campaign Medal, two Bronze Service Stars, a Combat Infantry Badge, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Victory Medal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn, Delmar and James Horton; sisters, Ruth Belue, Monie Jackson, Annie Lee Whitesides, Lucille Durham and Gladys Hutcherson.

He is survived by his daughters, Patricia H. (Wayne) Brown of Inman, Hazel McBee of Cowpens; son, Herb Horton of Boiling Springs; brothers, John, Dean and Joe Horton; grandchildren, Jana S. (John) Baron, Beth S. (Danny) Cribbs, Christie (John) O’Brien, Scott (Tina) Horton, Joshua McBee, Jacob (Tesha) McBee, Matthew McBee and Daniel Horton; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 1- 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Valley Falls First Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. officiated by Rev. Phil Welchel.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Flowers are appreciated or donations can be made to Valley Falls First Baptist Church, 8352 Valley Falls Rd, Boiling Springs, S.C. 29316. The family is at the residence. E-Condolences may be sent on line at www.eggersfuneralhome.com