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Roy Trent Horton
Lifetime Hugoton resident, Roy Trent Horton 88, died June 19, 2017 at Pioneer Manor, Hugoton, KS.
Roy was born on November 7, 1928 to Hiram Arthur and Laura Ellen (Willis) Horton; he was preceded in death by his parents.
Roy accepted Jesus as his Savior, was baptized in April 1940 and lived a Christian life crediting a First Christian Church home Bible Study Group for much of his Christian growth.
He attended Hugoton schools, graduating in 1948. Roy was outstanding in sports during high school. He served in the Army Corp of Engineers in England from 1950-1952, returning to Hugoton to work for Northern Natural Gas Company for 34 years. Roy played on the NNG softball team, pitched baseball, and played softball for numerous “town teams”. His favorite activities were fishing, playing and watching football, basketball, track, baseball, and was a dedicated Hugoton Eagle fan.
Roy was an active member of the First Christian Church and member of the VFW and American Legion for many years.
Roy married Ruth Knowles on July 23, 1961 in Satanta, Kansas. She quickly became a sports fan and although she never became a fisherman, went with him to cook the catch. Together with Scott and Kay they enjoyed camping, fishing, and sightseeing on weekends and vacations. As snowbirds R/R migrated to South Texas for winter until health kept them home.
Roy is preceded in death by parents; one sister, Cora Curtis; six brothers, Jerry, Arthur, Clark, Glen, Fred, and Bobby; one son-in-law, Guy Twilligear.
Roy is survived by Ruth his wife of 55 years; son, Scott, Boise, Idaho; daughter, Kay, Hugoton, Kansas, five grandsons, Dalton Twilligear, Adam Horton, Trent Horton, Cole Twilligear, Nate Horton; one granddaughter, Rylee Schurtleff; brother, Harry and wife Nora Lee; brother-in-law, Robert Knowles and wife Sandra, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A memorial has been established for Hugoton High School Sports Boosters. Memorials can be mailed to Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home- P.O. Box 236- Hugoton, KS 67951.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10 AM at First Christian Church, Hugoton, Kansas and burial will follow at Hugoton Cemetery, Hugoton, Kansas.
Viewing will be Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM at Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, Hugoton. Family will receive friends from 6PM to 8PM at the funeral home.
Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, Hugoton is in charge of arrangements.
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