Larry Chester Horton, age 71, of Golden City, Missouri passed away May 20, 2020, at Cox Barton County Hospital.
Larry was born October 5, 1948 in Lamar, MO to Chester William Horton and Alta Mae (Wileman) Horton. He graduated from Golden City High School in 1966 and on September 26, 1970, married Velma Irene Baxter in the Little Chapel in Golden City Park, Golden City, MO.
Larry joined the Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. He was a certified GM mechanic and worked for Chevrolet for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Velma Horton; three sons, Larry Wayne (Jenna) Horton, Springfield, MO, Cliff (Christy) Horton, Arcola, MO and James Horton, Golden City, one brother, Dennis (Helen) Horton, Golden City; one sister, Linda Horton, Golden City, and eight grandchildren, Chester, Dalton, Cutter, Ashley, Hailey, Destiny, Lydia and Madison.
Preceding Larry in death were his parents; a brother, William Gale Horton and four grandchildren, Megan, Christopher, Colton and Adriaunna.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020 at IOOF Cemetery in Golden City, Missouri.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Springfield, MO, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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