Halsard Eugene Horton
ODESSA — Halsard Eugene Horton, 97, passed from this life in Odessa on
October 2, 2004. Mr. Horton was born December 20, 1906, in Hopkins
County, Texas, the eighth child born to Eugene M. and Alice E. Bullock
Mr. Horton worked on farms and in a dairy, and spent 37 years working in
the oil field as a pumper for Amoco Production Company. He was a
Christian and a member of the Parkview congregation of the Church of
He married Katy Lou Haynes on October 5, 1938, in McCamey, Texas. They
moved to Ector County in 1941, living in Penwell for thirteen years
before moving to Odessa in 1955.
He is survived by his wife, Katy Lou Horton; son, N. Stephen Horton and
wife, Linda, of Odessa; two daughters, Carol L. Horton of Odessa and Ora
Beth Royal and husband, Richard, of Belton. He is survived by grandsons,
Chris Horton and wife, Deb, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Joshua Horton of
Midland, Spc. Derek Horton of Ft. Hood, Jordan Horton of Odessa and
Jarrad Forman and wife, Melissa, of Victoria, Texas; two granddaughters,
Renelle Romine and husband, Kent, of Beeville, Texas, and Dawn Littlehat
and husband, Adair, of Mesa, Ariz.; and five great-grandchildren. He is
also survived by one brother, Hobert Horton; and several nephews and
nieces. The grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pall bearers.
A visitation is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2004,
at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at Hubbard-Kelly
with Steve Horton officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial
The family would like to express their deep love and appreciation to the
nurses and staff of Four Central of Medical Center Hospital, Regency
Hospital and the Hospice House who have been so kind and loving to us
and our loved one.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice House or to Odessa Christian
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.