Age 73, of South Webster, passed away Sunday September 22, 2019 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born September 2, 1946 in South Shore, KY, a son of the late James and Sarah (Wright) Horton. David was a 1964 graduate of McKell High School and a former truck driver who loved hunting, fishing, and archery. He was a two-time World Archery Champion in his age group.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Belle Smith; a daughter, Lora (Mike) Ehrhart of South Webster; a brother, Tom (Toni) Horton of Mocksville, NC; sisters, Betty (Dale) Arnold of McKeesport, PA, Lula (Frank) Steele of The Villages, FL, and Maxine (Ken) Bringenberg of Newport Richie, FL; close stepsons, Kevin and Michael and several other stepchildren; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, eleven step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Russell Horton; a daughter, Kellie Horton Watters; five brothers, Jim, Roy, Harold, Gene and Gary; three sisters, Nan Peterman, Georgia Scott, and Carolyn Dunlap.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2019 at South Webster Community Church with Pastor Merit Smith officiating. There will be a gathering of friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in South Webster. Fond memories of David and expressions of condolence may be shared at www.DWSwickNelsonFuneralHome.com.