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Funeral services for Mr. Douglas Leon Horn, 87, of Springhill, Louisiana, formerly of Jefferson, were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Capt. Wm. Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home in Jefferson, Texas with Rev. Allison Byerley officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Haggard Funeral Home.
Mr. Horn was born August 14, 1925, in the Sweetwater Sanatorium in Sweetwater, Texas to C.J. and Olive Baker Horn. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, former member of the Jefferson Lions Club and the Methodist men. As a young boy Mr. Horn was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Sweetwater High School. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, serving as a Gunners mate 2nd class. He was three days at sea on an LST V6 when the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. He worked for Brown and Root and later attended the University of Houston and graduated with a degree in Diesel Electric Technology. After graduation, he and Mrs. Horn moved to Snyder, Texas where he worked at the Sunray DX gasoline plant as the chief electrician for 14 years. In 1964, the Horns moved to Jefferson where he worked at Thiokol. Later, Mr. Horn started his own business, Horn Electric. He and his wife Norma, were owners of the Jefferson Flower and Gift Shop and the Gingerbread House Bed and Breakfast in Jefferson.
Mr. Horn was preceded in death by his parents. He passed away Dec. 26, 2012 in Springhill, Louisiana.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Riley Horn of Springhill, Louisiana; children, Linda Horn Reed and husband Randy of Springhill, LA., Douglas Horn, Jr., of Houston and Clinton Horn and wife Leann of Pflugerville, Texas; grandchildren, Amy Sessions, Ryan Reed, Wendy Reed, Douglas Horn, III, Anna Payne, Elke Horn and Eric Horn; and great-grandchildren, Madi Sessions, Nick Sessions, Lily Reed, Luke Reed, Melia Payne, Kai Payne, Douglas Horn, IV, Sophia Horn and Savanna Miller.
A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.haggardfuneralhome.com.