Mr. Almon H. “Buddy” Horton, Jr., age 69, of Lake City, FL, unexpectedly passed away at his home on February 1, 2020. He was born to Almon H. Horton Sr. and Thelma Marie (Frazier) Horton on June 27, 1950. Buddy grew up and graduated from Union County High School in 1970. He worked for Texgas before pursuing a career with the Dept. of Corrections at RMC and RMC West where he retired in 2005. He loved gardening, fishing, hunting, and the Georgia Bulldogs. He is predeceased by his father, Almon H. Horton, Sr. and his sister Barbara.
He leaves to cherish his memories; his mother, Thelma Horton of Lake City; his companion of 26 years, Alice Stortz of Lake City; daughter, Shauna (John) Molchan of Lake Butler; granddaughter, Kaylee Molchan of Lake Butler; sisters, Martha Crews, Virginia Knight, and Carol Varnes all of Lake City; brothers, James Horton of Lake Butler, Timmy Horton and Taft Horton both of Lake City; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and nephews, and many friends also survive.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 7, at 4:00 pm, at the Archer Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Butler. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 3:00pm. Arrangements are entrusted to Archer Funeral Home. 386-496-2008. www.archerfunerlhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Buddy’s honor to your favorite charity.