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Jerry Wendell Horton

Born: 11/17/1938

Died: 11/8/2002

Maiden Name: n/a

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Jerry Wendell Horton, 63, passed away Friday, November 8, 2002 at his home in Panama, Oklahoma. He was born on November 17, 1938 near Milton, Oklahoma to Guy Quincy and Montie Olean (Leflore) Horton. His grandfather, Turner Lee Leflore, was an original Choctaw enrollee.

Mr. Horton was a member of the Lord’s church and worshiped with members of the local church of Christ in Bokoshe, Oklahoma. As a lifelong resident of Leflore County, he attended Folsom Country School near Milton and graduated from Bokoshe High School in 1956. Shortly thereafter, he served in the U. S. Army from 1957-1959 in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1963 after being recalled during the Berlin Crisis.

Jerry was an honest, hard-working gentleman with a great love of the outdoors. He will be fondly remembered as a loving and caring husband, Dad and Papaw. Above all, his strong faith and Christian example endured.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, the former Sue Kirwin of McCurtain, Oklahoma. They would have soon celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary. His father, Guy, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sue; a daughter, Carla Bare and husband, Greg, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; a son, Scott Horton and wife, Shannon, of Spiro, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Lindsey Bare of Malibu, California, Garrison Bare of Broken Arrow, Breckin Horton and Kirwin Horton of Spiro; his mother, Olean, of Bokoshe; one sister, Ann Walker of Spiro; three brothers and their wives, Loren and Jean Horton and Donald and Melba Horton, all of Bokoshe, and Joe and Sharon Horton of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends.