Ellis “Pete” Horton Jr.

May 16, 1946 – August 14, 2022
NOCONA – Ellis “Pete” Horton Jr., 76, died on Aug. 14, 2022 in Dallas.
Visitation was from 6 – 7 p.m. on Aug. 16, at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona. A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17, at The Veranda Inn in Nocona. A private family interment will follow.
Horton was born on May 16, 1946 in Gainesville to Ellis Horton Sr. and Doris Minshew Horton. He worked in the oilfield most of his life doing many jobs until later becoming an entrepreneur in the field. He married the love of his life, Barbara Keck, on May 21, 1965 in Nocona. He loved the community of Nocona and was a huge supporter of the town. He was a classic car aficionado and played a big role in the Mardi Gras parade in Nocona.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Horton.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Horton, Nocona; daughters, Jana Maroney, Wichita Falls, Sugie Teague, Nocona and Brandy Horton, Nocona; sister, Nancy Fenoglio, Nocona; brothers, Charlie Horton, McComb, MS and Sam Horton, Decatur; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lucky Paws Animal Shelter in Nocona.
Arrangements entrusted to Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona.