J.W. “Wallace” Horton
August 7, 1925 – April 15, 2015
BELLEVUE – J.W. “Wallace” Horton, 89, passed away April 15, 2015 in Bowie, TX.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. April 17 at The White Family Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. April 18 at the First Baptist Church of Bellevue. Burial will follow at the Bellevue Cemetery.
Wallace was born Aug. 7, 1925 in Selma to Robert and Fay (Pollard) Horton. He graduated high school in Post Oak in 1943. Wallace served his country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII as a tail gunner and was a member of a group named the Carpet Baggers.
He married Lorea Reynolds on Jan. 8, 1944 in Wichita Falls. Wallace worked for Convair Aircraft Company as an assembler. He worked as an independent truck driver, custom hay bailer and later for Underwood Manufacturing in Bowie for many years.
Wallace married Bettye George on March 30, 2008 in Bowie. He was proud to be a member of the Bellevue School Board in the 60s and was mayor of Bellevue for 20 years. Wallace was full of life and he enjoyed nature, RVing and working in his shop.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Fay Horton; late wife, Lorea Horton; granddaughter, Tesha Thomas; sister, Glenna Reynolds and brother, Clovis Gayle Horton.
Wallace is survived by his wife, Bettye Horton, Bellevue; daughters, Linda Gayle Thomas, Bellevue, and Karen Myer and husband Terry, Lake Bridgeport; sons, Glen Paul Horton and wife Darlene, Bellevue, and Richard George and wife Chris, Headrick, OK; grandchildren, David Horton and wife Tracy, Seymour, Boyd Thomas and wife Michelle, Henrietta, James Gill and wife Jana, Bells, Richey Horton, Corpus Christi, Lance Gill and wife Amanda, Oak Ridge, TN, Darrel Gill and wife Maggie, Bowie, Misty Chavez and husband Chris, Cedar Park, and Shelly Detamore and husband Michael, Euless; 23 great grandchildren; sisters, Sue Taylor and husband Bobby, and Paula Henson and husband Billy both of Nocona, and Donna Dow and husband Jack, Bowie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
J.W. “Wallace” Horton