WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

David Woodley Horton Jr.

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July 25, 1984 — May 5, 2017 SIMS — David Woodley Horton Jr., 32, formerly of Albemarle, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. David was born July 25, 1984 in Wilson County to David Woodley Horton Sr. and Joan Allison Simpson Horton of Albemarle. The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Albemarle officiated by the Rev. Andy Jung, the Rev. Steve Strickland and the Rev. Harold McDonald. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at a reception in the church fellowship hall. Burial will follow at Stanly Gardens of Memory, 2001 E. Main St., Albemarle. The body will lie in state 4 - 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hartsell Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 9. Survivors include his father, David Woodley Horton Sr. and his mother, Joan Allison Simpson Horton; his sister, Allison (Will) Turbeville of Locust; his paternal grandparents, Ruth Ann and James “Skip” Horton of Wilson; and nephew, Blake Turbeville. David was a 2002 graduate of Albemarle High School and was a graduate of East Carolina University. David was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish. He was passionate about life, his family and his friendships. David was an employee of U.S. Foods and as Jeff Rand, stated, “David exemplified what so many of the people in our company do. He went about his job quietly, without calling attention to himself and performed his job in a workman-like fashion, while conducting himself in a professional manner SLps he was liked and respected by his peers, customers and everyone that he came in contract within our company.” Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 202 N. Second St., Albemarle, NC 28001 or to Grace Baptist Church, 202 Kincaid Ave. N., Wilson, NC 27893. Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Horton family. Online condolences may be made to www.hartsellfh.com.