Johnny Reid Horn lost his brave fight with lymphoma and heart failure on Dec. 12. Having suffered a stroke in 1993, he had spent the last 15 years as a hemiplegic, a struggle in itself. His passing was pain-free, surrounded by family and friends.
He was the son of the late Louie and Bernice Horn. He was born in Searcy on Nov.3, 1944.
John was known for his keen sense of humor. He enjoyed helping others, especially children and the elderly. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the American Legion, Arizona Memorial Museum Association, Arkansas State University Alumni Association, Kappa Alpha Alumni Association and a supporter of PBS.
Besides his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by his grandparents, M.G. and Maude Horn of Letona and Etta and A. C. Webb of White County; one brother, Donald Webb Horn; one niece, Draxie Linn Rogers and one nephew, Brent Reid Rogers; one cousin, Jimmy Dale Burkett; and beloved aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his sister, Draxie Rogers (Robert), of Little Rock and Eureka Springs; one nephew, Kyle Rogers (Robin) of Maumelle; one niece, Kalen Rogers Naylor (A.B.) of Little Rock; one great-nephew, Logan Rogers and one great-niece, Regan Rogers of Maumelle; uncle and aunt, Palmer and Joline Webb, aunt and uncle, Hallie and B.R. Sanford, all of Searcy; and six cousins.
He spent the past few years in Eureka Springs, living with his mother, who passed away in February, 2008, and across the street from his sister, Draxie.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 18 in Searcy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Searcy, Good Shepherd Animal Shelter of Eureka Springs, Pulaski County Humane Shelter, the Humane Society of Searcy or the ASPCA.