Larry Chester Horton, age 71, of Golden City, Missouri passed away May 20, 2020, at Cox Barton County Hospital.
Larry was born October 5, 1948 in Lamar, MO to Chester William Horton and Alta Mae (Wileman) Horton. He graduated from Golden City High School in 1966 and on September 26, 1970, married Velma Irene Baxter in the Little Chapel in Golden City Park, Golden City, MO.
Larry joined the Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. He was a certified GM mechanic and worked for Chevrolet for 30 years. 
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Velma Horton; three sons, Larry Wayne (Jenna) Horton, Springfield, MO, Cliff (Christy) Horton, Arcola, MO and James Horton, Golden City, one brother, Dennis (Helen) Horton, Golden City; one sister, Linda Horton, Golden City, and eight grandchildren, Chester, Dalton, Cutter, Ashley, Hailey, Destiny, Lydia and Madison.
Preceding Larry in death were his parents; a brother, William Gale Horton and four grandchildren, Megan, Christopher, Colton and Adriaunna.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020 at IOOF Cemetery in Golden City, Missouri.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Springfield, MO, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com


#7 Carthage moJuanita Parker 2020-06-10 22:16
I'm gonna miss you grandpa Horton tell Audrianna I said hi love you
#6 Lamar, MoDot Cook 2020-05-29 03:09
So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Condolences to all of the family.
#5 Kirksville MissouriHarry Young 2020-05-23 02:14
Our deepest condolences, I have a lot of good memories of Larry
#4 Carl Junction,Mo.Jesse Volkman 2020-05-22 23:35
You will certainly be missed
By all...dont know anyone
That could quiet a storm
Just by looking up and down
Thru his glasses...with great
Respect...I for one am a better
Person for having known you
Rest well and enjoy the smiles
Of those who are waiting for
You....until we meet again
#3 Lamar. Mo.Kristy Runion 2020-05-22 16:37
Velma and Family,
So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
#2 Lamar, MODavid McCarthy 2020-05-22 16:28
I met Larry when I retired from the military in 1996 and lived across the street in Golden City. He always displayed a "can do" character within himself and a daily dedication in taking direct responsibility throughout his labored days. I was happy and glad to have known Larry and his family and pray for our Lords compassion for them all through the days to come.
#1 Golden City, MOPhil & Donna Davison 2020-05-22 14:33
Our sincere condolences to the Horton Family. We already miss our neighbor and friend.

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