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David Woodley Horton Jr., 32 years of age, of Sims, N.C., formerly of Albemarle, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.
David was born July 25, 1984 in Wilson County to David Woodley Horton Sr. and Joan Allison Simpson Horton of Albemarle.
The funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Albemarle officiated by the Rev. Andy Jung, the Rev. Steve Strickland and the Rev. Harold McDonald. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at a reception in the church fellowship hall. Burial will follow at Stanly Gardens of Memory at 2001 East Main St., Albemarle.
Although the family will not be present, the body will lie in state at Hartsell Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 9, from 4-7 p.m. so that friends and family may pay their respects.
Survivors include his father, David Woodley Horton Sr., and his mother, Joan Allison Simpson Horton; his sister, Allison (Will) Turbeville of Locust; his paternal grandparents, Ruth Ann and James "Skip" Horton of Wilson, NC; and nephew, Blake Turbeville.
David was a 2002 graduate of Albemarle High School and was a graduate of East Carolina University.
David was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish. He was passionate about life, his family, and his friendships. David was an employee of US Foods and as Jeff Rand, stated, "David exemplified what so many of the people in our company do. He went about his job, quietly, without calling attention to himself, and performed his job in a workman-like fashion, while conducting himself in a professional manner... he was liked and respected by his peers, customers and everyone that he came in contact within our company."
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 202 North Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001, or to Grace Baptist Church, 202 Kincaid Avenue N., Wilson, NC 27893.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Horton family.
Online condolences may be made to www.hartsellfh.com.
Published on May 8, 2017
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