obituary Thomas Vernon Horner

Thomas Vernon Horner “Tom” of Robbins, NC went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 3, 2020 surrounded by his children.

A private graveside service will be held at the New Testament Baptist Church in Robbins, NC at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 12, 2020 with the Reverend Edwin Moore officiating.

Tom was the son of the late John Bunyan Horner and Malinda “Linnie” Ritter Horner of Robbins, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Williams Horner; his brothers, John Bunyan Horner, Jr. and Cecil Horner; his sisters, Lillian Garner, Lucille Siens, Julia Boone, Catherine Singletary, Margaret Dowless and Doris Davis.

Tom is survived by his daughter, Karen Castro and husband Cristobal of Raeford, NC; his son, Thomas Horner, Jr. and wife Ericka of Robbins, NC; his daughter, Sharon Frost and Brian Carbonaro of Seagrove, NC and his daughter, Rebekah Hussey and husband Shannon of Bear Creek, NC; grandchildren Ashley Davis of Robbins, NC; Nathan Davis of Sophia, NC; Timothy and Hannah Hussey of Bear Creek, NC and Erick and Matthew Horner of Robbins, NC; great-grandchildren, Makayla and Braxton Perez and Bently Stewart of Robbins, NC and Evelyn Davis of Sophia, NC.

Tom was a member of the United States Air Force where upon discharge he became an electrician after attending the Chicago Electrical Institute in Chicago, Illinois. He was a Baptist Minister for 50 years before retiring. In his younger days he loved to play baseball and softball. In his older age, he loved to garden and give away his vegetables.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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