David Lawrence (Buddy) Horton, Sr. of Wake Forest passed away Friday, April 30 at home with his loving wife of 70 years, Evelyn Alford Horton by his side. Buddy is also survived by his four sons, David, Jr (Diane) of Bailey, Tony (Lisa) of Louisburg, Bruce, and Randall (Beth) Horton of Wake Forest. Buddy was cherished by his 6 grandchildren, Tina, Brad, Robbie, Chris, Randy and Zeke, along with several great grandchildren.
Buddy served in the US Navy before coming back home to start a family and built a career in manufacturing at Burlington Mills then later Schrader Bellows where he retired in 1993. Buddy’s perfect day would include fishing with one of his four boys. He now can fish in heaven with his parents and his twelve siblings.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 pm at Bright Funeral Home and Cremation with visitation before the service starting at 1:30. Burial in Wake Forest Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Transitions Lifecare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
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