James Harris Horton Sr.

james horton

January 10, 1933 ~ February 20, 2023

Born in: New Orleans, LA
Resided in: Arlington, TX

James “Jim” Harris Horton Sr., 90, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023 in Arlington, Texas.

Jim was born on January 10, 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Dr. Francis Kennedy Horton and Elizabeth McIver Horton. He was raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi as the son of a Baptist preacher. After high school, Jim married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Foy with whom he shares his first born son, James Horton, Jr. Jim worked a variety of odd jobs over the years while earning his Bachelor’s degree from Delta State University. He began his career at NASA in Huntsville, Alabama. He and Patricia went their separate ways, and Jim found his way to Arlington to work as an electrical draftsman for LTV in 1965. It was in Arlington where Jim met his wife, Ann, and they were married in 1970. Together they share a son, David Horton. Jim retired from LTV in 1993. In his retirement, Jim certainly kept himself busy! He enjoyed working in his garden, taking care of both his home and his neighbors, and volunteering at Mission Arlington. Jim was a member of First Baptist Church Arlington.

Jim was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Ann. He is survived by sons: James Horton, Jr and David Horton; grandchildren: Michael Horton, Lauren Mathew, Brayden Horton, and Anna Horton; as well as various extended family members and friends.

Services will be held at 1 pm Friday, March 3, at First Baptist Church Arlington (301 S. Center Street). Internment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth. Visitation will be from 7-9 pm Friday, March 3 at Wade Family Funeral Home (4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mission Arlington, an organization Jim loved dearly.


Funeral Service: March 3, 2023 1:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

First Baptist Church Arlington
301 S. Center St.
Arlington, TX 76010

(817) 277-6353

Entombment: March 3, 2023 3:00 pm

Greenwood Memorial Park
3100 White Settlement Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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  1. To the lovely Horton Family,
    We are so sad for your loss of your father, grandfather and loved one. After reading his story, he was a beautiful person who we would have loved to meet and spend time with.
    Our words come from our hearts when we say we are sending you our love. We love you.

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