Ramsey J. Horton Sr.
Born: 01/24/1922 Died: 12/08/2008 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran
Ramsey J. Horton Sr., 86, of Groves, Texas, died December 8, 2008, at his home. He was born on January 24, 1922, in Oklahoma City to Robert Benson Horton and Eunice Mae Griffin Horton. He lived in Groves for 67 years and was retired as a supervisor from Texaco after 40 years of service. Ramsey was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Lion’s Club of Port Arthur, Texas, VFW Post #4820 of Port Neches, member and past president of Texaco Retirees Club and a past member of Knights of Columbus of Port Arthur. Ramsey received his schooling at Seeger Indian School in Colony, Oklahoma, Jones Academy in Hartshorne and was a graduate of Chilocco High School in Chilocco. While attending Chilocco, Ramsey was a member of the National Guard 45th Infantry Division. After graduation, he was given a discharge to attend Cameron University in Lawton. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the destroyer USS Gillespie, DD609, in the European and Pacific theaters, earning eight battle stars. Upon his return from service, he resumed his job at Texaco in Port Arthur, and also continued his education at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Weltha M. and Frazier Kemp, brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Elizabeth Horton, sister and brother-in-law, Aileen and James L. Brown. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Horton of Groves; two daughters, Janet Smock and Emil Riedel of League City, Texas, and Myrleen George and husband Gaylon of Cedar Park, Texas; two sons, Ramsey J. Horton Jr. and wife Patricia of Pasadena, Texas, and Ross Horton and wife Tara of Austin, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Rebecca Smock, Logan George, Dustin George, Melanie Johnson, Jonilee Pusley, Ramsey J. Horton III, Judah Horton, Josh Horton and Marie Horton; four great-grandchildren; six nieces and nephews and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.