Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1942

Clarence Horn CLARENCE "C.R" HORN, 88, of Elk, passed away Jan. 16, 2012, in Waco, TX. Military graveside rites were held at Gerald Cemetery near Leroy. Mr. Horn was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Ranger, TX the fifth of nine children born to Harmon Lafayette and Sarah Lucretia (Casey) Horn Jr. He grew up in Ranger and was an all-district football player for Ranger High School Class of 1942. He served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II as a tank gunner participating in several battles, including the Battle of the Bulge. C.R. was a 1950 graduate of Texas Tech University. in February of 1978, he was united in marriage to Ernestine Carolyn Lee in Lubbock. C.R. was the owner of Horn Manufactured Homes for over 50 years before retiring in 2009. He was known for his fair business practices, willingness to help anyone in need and was a champion of the underdog. C.R. enjoyed working, being outdoors and farming. He especially loved spending time with his family and preparing for egg hunts at Easter time. He was also a caring father figure to many including Marilyn, Sean, Marsha and Mikala. C.R. was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Buchanan "Buck" Horn, Herman Horn, Tant Horn, Roy Horn and infant Billy Horn; and a sister, Anna Dale Gibbs (RHS-1932). Survivors include his beloved wife of 34 years, Carolyn (Lee) Horn; four sons, Timothy Horn and wife, Kay, of Austin, Tyron Horn of Dallas, Paul "David" Horn of Arlington, and Dalton Williams of Amarillo; a daughter, Tanna Lazaroff of Little Elm; two sisters, Betty Foster (RHS-1945) of Elk, and Lucretia Brown and husband, Len, of Hillsboro; 15 grandchildren; and many precious nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. BROTHER: J.B. "BUCK" HORN, died on November 20, 2001. Interment was in the Gerald Cemetery. Mr. Horn was born on November 23, 1915 in Roscoe, TX, to Harmon & Sarah Horn. He grew up in Ranger, TX, until he enlisted in the U.S. Army during WW II where he served in the Western Pacific. He was awarded the American Defense Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with a Bronze Star. After his service to his country, he married Joyce Schrank in December of 1961. He worked as a barber for most of his life as well as for General Tire for 26 years. He was taught to play the violin by his father and enjoyed playing the fiddle for his family and friends. Buck will always be remembered as a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, in 1996, his parents and his brother, Roy Horn. Survivors at the time of his death are his daughters, Jacqueline Uptmore and husband, John, of West and Jennifer Horn of Axtell; grandchildren, Buchanan, Kyle, Lorelei Uptmore; sisters, Anna Dale Gibbs (RHS-1932), Betty Foster (RHS-1945), Lucretia Brown & husband, Len; brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman & Adeline Horn, Tant and Clara Horn and Clarence (RHS-1942) and Carolyn Horn; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews as well as many other family and friends who loved him and will miss him greatly.