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George Willard Horton

George Willard Horton was born on May 5, 1930 in Chatfield, Arkansas. In 1934 his family moved to Union, Mississippi. On his 13th birthday the Horton’s made the long journey to Orange, California where him and his father picked lemons. He attended Orange High where he met his true love Tommie Ruth Pugh. George graduated in 1948 and two short years later George and Tommie were married on April 14,1950. According to George it was the happiest day of his life. They spent 49 1/2, wonderful years together until her passing on May 16, 1999. George joined the carpenters union in 1952 and retired in 1980. Stories have it that you always knew where he was on a job site because his constant pounding of the hammer sounded like a nail gun. Shortly after he retired George and Tommie moved to Cheshire, Oregon. They spent 9 years there before moving to Carson City, Nevada in 1989. Many might know George as the crossing guard on Fairview that always waved and passed out candy bars on the last day of school. He was the crossing guard for 15 years and he truly loved his job and all the kids he crossed. He is survived by his four children Shelley Horton, Johnny Horton, Robin Bearce and Laura Jackson. And his grandkids Ashley Kasinger, Richard Parker, Paul Horton, George Horton, Mindy Horton, Mallory Kasinger, Darrell Kasinger, Jeff Horton, and Cory Jackson. As well as his great grandkids David Horton, Jaylee Horton, Paul Horton Jr., Ethan Horton, Jayden Horton, Kavon Jackson, Aurora Jackson, and Cheyanne Jackson. A Celebration of George’s Life will be held Saturday September 20th at 11:00 A.M. at Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home. If you knew George you knew how much he didn’t like to waste money. So per his request we ask that in lieu of any flowers wanting to be sent to the family or service the money be donated to the Nevada Highway Patrol in his name so that they can continue to catch speeders in his school zone.