Obituaries » James "Jimmy" A. Horton
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January 15, 1945 - July 3, 2015
Burial Date July 6, 2015
Cemetery Fillmore Cemetery
Visitation: 5-8 P.M. Sunday, July 5th at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Bossier City, LA
Fillmore, LA – Jimmy, native of Fillmore, LA was born on January 15, 1945 in Fillmore, LA and passed away on July 3, 2015 at Promise Hospital in Bossier City, LA. He attended school in Haughton, LA and was a member of Haughton Methodist Church.
Jimmy briefly worked for the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Department before joining the Louisiana Forestry Service where he fought forest fires across the United States for 32 years. After retiring from the Forestry Service, he worked for the LA Department of Agriculture until 2005.
Mr. Horton was preceded in death by his parents, Dove Alexander, Jr and Hallie Coleman Horton and sister, Elizabeth Ann Horton Turner. He is survived by his son, Robert Horton and fiancé, Sonja Vice of Haughton, LA; daughter, Stephanie Diane Horton LaCour and husband, Patrick of Flora, LA; two sisters, Thelma Porter of Bossier City, LA and Barbara Horton Riley and husband, Bob of Benton, LA; two brothers, Robert Douglas Horton and wife, Annette of Pampa, TX and George Thomas “Tom” Horton and wife, Rita of Benton, LA. Mr. Horton is also survived by his grandchildren, Dalton James Horton, Brock Alexander Horton, Kerri Horton Warren, Nathan Wayne Weems and Matthew Lane Weems and great-grandchildren, Rhett James Horton, Colby Ryan Horton and Sophie Leanne Warren.
Jimmy loved his family and his four-wheeler. He enjoyed hunting deer and squirrels, and was very proud of the rattlesnakes he killed.
Graveside services celebrating Jimmy’s life will be held at 11:00 am Monday, July 6, 2015 at Fillmore Cemetery with Rev. Ken Norton officiating. There will be a time of visitation on Sunday, July 5th from 5-8 pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA