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Harry E. “Hop” Horton, 84, of Juniata, Altoona died Wednesday morning January 2, 2019 at UPMC Altoona following an extended illness.
He was born December 29, 1934 in Oreminea a son of the late John Blair, Sr., and Florence Marie (Hughes) Horton. He married Shirley Ann Cross on September 27, 1966 in Winchester, VA.
Surviving are his wife Shirley; five children, son Stephen R. Horton (Wendy); son Larry P. Weyandt (Julie); son John F. Horton, Sr.; daughter Rose M. Hornberger (Jeff); daughter Tracy L. Wilkins (Rob); special niece Lisa A. Smith (Scott) all of Altoona; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren including special grandson and caregiver, Shane R. Wilkins; and a brother John Blair and a sister Shirley Colbert both of Altoona.
Hop was preceded in death by a son Nelson E. Horton; sisters, Dolores Colbert, Debra Horton and Beverly Weaver; and a daughter-in-law Cathy L. Horton.
Mr. Horton was a self-employed trucking owner/operator retiring in 1997 with 60 years’ service.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, stock car racing, playing cards and trips to casinos.
“See you up the road “pea picker.””
Friends will be received from 4-6 p.m. Friday January 4, 2019 at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. with Rev. Elizabeth Hess officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.