Ronald Johnson Horton, age 92, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center.

Mr. Horton was a member of Garden City Baptist Church, an Army Veteran having served in WWII and Korea.

He is survived by two daughters, Faith Haywood and husband Donald of Boone and Mary Stewart and husband Curtis of Mary Esther, Florida and five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Horton, his father and mother, Reneau and Marjorie Vidler Horton and one brother, Richard Horton.

A memorial service for Mr. Ronald Johnson Horton will be conducted Saturday morning, January 5, 2019, at Garden City Baptist Church at 11:00 o'clock in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Dr. Jordan Gandy and Reverend Charlie Lanier will officiate. Graveside services and burial will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, January 8, 2019, at 1:00 o'clock, at Evergreen Cemetery in Wilson, North Carolina.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 o'clock, at the church, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Garden City Baptist Church, 501 Pine Avenue, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576 of Caldwell Hospice and Palliative care, 902 Kirkwood Road, Lenoir North Carolina 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Horton family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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