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David Lawrence Horton Sr.

Posted on May 5, 2021

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WAKE FOREST — David Lawrence “Buddy” Horton Sr. passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at home with his loving wife of 70 years, Evelyn Alford Horton, by his side.

In addition to is wife, Buddy is also survived by his four sons, David Jr. (Diane) of Bailey, Tony (Lisa) of Louisburg, Bruce, and Randall (Beth) Horton of Wake Forest. Buddy was cherished by his six grandchildren, Tina, Brad, Robbie, Chris, Randy and Zeke, along with several great- grandchildren.

Buddy served in the U.S. Navy before coming back home to start a family and built a career in manufacturing at Burlington Mills then later Schrader Bellows where he retired in 1993. Buddy’s perfect day would include fishing with one of his four boys. He now can fish in heaven with his parents and his 12 siblings.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Bright Funeral Home and Cremation with visitation before the service starting at 1:30 p.m. Burial in Wake Forest Cemetery followed the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Transitions Lifecare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Arrangements are by Bright Funeral Home and Cremation.

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