William "Bill" David Horton Sr.
William "Bill" David Horton Sr., 73, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
A native of Boone, Bill was a son of the late John and Sarah Banner Horton.
Bill was a long-time member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and was a passionate restaurateur. His entire professional career was in the food industry, later retiring as owner and operator of "The Bistro" in Boone.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Judy Lawing Horton of the home; children, Beth Horton of Asheville, Sarah Horton and husband, Noel Logan, of Toquerville, Utah, William "Willie" David Horton Jr. of Gastonia; brother, John B. Horton and wife, Selma of Augusta, Ga.; niece, Lynn H. Simmons and husband, Jeff; nephew, Johnny Horton and wife, Wylene.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father Roger Arnsparger and Deacon Jack Weisenhorn officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the foyer. Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park.
Memorials may be sent to St. Vincent dePaul Society, in care of St. Michael's Catholic Church, 708 St. Michaels Lane, Gastonia, NC 28052.
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