Memorial services for Charles Andrew Horton, age 76, of Rusk are scheduled for 12:00 noon, Thursday, April 7, 2013 at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jan Pate officiating.
Mr. Horton died early Tuesday morning, April 5, 2013 in a Jacksonville Hospital. He was born July 16, 1936 in Franklin, TX to the late Albert and Leila Horton. Mr. Horton was a resident of Rusk for 28 years. He spent the majority of his professional life as an educator where he was the principal of Jones Elementary, Quail Valley Elementary, Briar Gate Elementary all of Missouri City, TX and finally Rusk Elementary School where he retired, he then spent his remaining years in real estate. He had many years of civic service including Mayor of Rusk, President of the Lions Club, Rusk Industrial Foundation, TEA Accreditation Team, President of the Board of Cherokee County Realtors and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rusk Chamber of Commerce. His proudest achievement however was a long fulfilled life with his wife and family.
He is preceeded in death by his parents, his brother Lloyd Horton, sister, Sadie Gilley and oldest son Mark Horton.
He is survived by his wife Betty Horton of 33 years, son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Cynthia Horton of Stafford, TX, daughter and son-in-law, Christie and Blake Bailey of Alto, TX, daughter and son-in-law Casey and Mark Schultz of Houston,TX, daughter-in-law Linda Horton, grandchildren Dalene Reid and husband Wes of Missouri City, TX, Colene Horton of Missouri City, TX, Calvin, Creed, and Campbell Bailey of Alto, TX, Camden and Adyson Schultz of Houston, TX, Stacey Zysk and husband Marcus of Bellevilla, MI, Mark Stephen Horton of Santa Fe, TX, Bryan and wife Jessica Horton of Longmont, CO and great grandchildren Peyton Reid, Nickolie Zysk, Mark Stephen Horton III, Meridith Horton and Charlotte Ann Horton, as well as sisters-in-law Barbara and Judy Campbell.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Rusk Volunteer Fire Department or the Rusk Elementary PTO.