Gary Keith Horton, Sr., 79, of Girard, died Monday, May 29, 2023 at his residence.
Gary was born September 19, 1943 in Girard, a son of Hadley and Hattie (Russell) Horton. He grew up in Girard and attended Girard Schools, graduating in 1961.
Gary served in the U.S. Army from June of 1961 until receiving an honorable discharge in June of 1964.
He married Marsha Kay Collins on April 25, 1967 in Miami, Oklahoma. She survives of the home.
Gary worked as a collator operator for over 40 years at Forms Manufacturing in Girard, retiring in 2008.
He enjoyed gardening, painting, creating unique art, and his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include, in addition to his wife, Marsha, of the home; his son, Gary K. Horton, Jr. and his wife, Danielle, of Farlington; his daughter, Marilyn Jergens, and her husband, Brian, of San Antonio, Texas; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his brother, Roger Horton, and his wife, Alberta, of Girard; his sisters, Dorothy Solko, of Girard and Teresa Watkins, and her husband, David, of Fort Scott.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Joyce Horton, on February 28, 2013; his brothers, Glen Horton and Richard Horton; and his sister, Evelyn Feugate.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 5, 2023 at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard, with Pastor Marty DeWitt officiating. Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery with military honors by the George C. Brown Post No. 26, American Legion of Girard.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2023 at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday.
Condolences may be sent to wallfuneralservices.com.