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Reverend William Lawrence Richard Horn

September 29, 1941 February 3, 2018
Reverend William Lawrence Richard  Horn
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Obituary for Reverend William Lawrence Richard Horn

Reverend William Lawrence Richard Horn, 76 years of age of Horn Mountain, VA went to his heavenly home on February 3, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. surrounded by his family. Born in Buchanan County, VA on September 29, 1941 he was the son of the late Gallie Horn and Viola Bucklen Horn.

Lawrence was a coal miner for 36 years, a gardener at heart, and a true southern cook. He fell in love young, raised a family, and walked the path God set before him. He called the mountains home, whistled gospel tunes, and preached Gods word. He prayed beside his wife every night, studied his Bible daily, and set a righteous example for all he met. He enjoyed picking berries in the summer, fishing in the sunshine, and spending time with his family. He had the patience to whittle, the strength to believe, and the serenity to face his death.

God called Lawrence to preach for 35 years, 19 of which were spent pastoring Loggy Bottom Pentecostal Holiness Church. His favorite Bible verse was 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Lawrence was married to Norma Mullins of Compton Mountain for 56 years and together they raised three boys and one girl. The Lord blessed him with seven grandchildren (aka Hurricane seven) and eight great-grandchildren. Lawrence was born the seventh child out of sixteen to Viola Bucklen Horn and Gallie Horn.

He leaves behind a legacy of born-again believers in Jesus Christ and will be deeply missed by family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by three sisters, Inez Rife, Vina Barker, Kathy Horn and one brother Ralph Horn.

Lawrence is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Norma Mullins Horn of Horn Mountain, VA; sons Richard D. Horn and wife Vicki of Claypool Hill, VA, Gallie W. Horn and wife Teresa of Richlands, VA, Terry M. Horne and wife Cassaundra of Whitewood, VA; daughter Sabrina Absher of Richlands, VA; two brothers Gallie Horn, Jr. and wife Wilma of Pilgrims Knob, VA, James Horn of Glade Spring, VA; nine sisters Violet Rife and husband Kermit of Pilgrims, Knob, VA, June Keen of Pilgrims Knob, VA, Nina Whited and husband Roger of Richlands, VA, Dora Gregg of Shortts Gap, VA, Linda Proffitt of Swords Creek, VA, Wanda Horn of Pilgrims Knob, VA, Virginia Anthony and husband Joe of Upper Marlboro, MD, Susie Smith of Cliffield, VA, Peggy McGinnis and husband Larry of Paintlick, VA.

Also survived by 7 Grandchildren: Jessica Boyd, Catherine Saucier and husband Derek, Kelita Embry and husband Daniel, Matthew Boyd and wife Desira, Naranda Horn, Kendrick Horn, Luke Horn; eight great-grandchildren, Haylie Embry, Sydney Embry, Felicity Embry, Ledger Boyd, Mollie Embry, Cheyenne Saucier, Emma Boyd, Jaxon Saucier and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Reverend William Lawrence Richard Horn will be conducted Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel, Keen Mountain, VA with Reverend Denny May and Reverend Don Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Ferrell Cemetery on Horn Mountain.

Active pallbearers will be: Matthew Boyd, Kendrick Horn, Luke Horne, Derek Saucier, Daniel Embry, Brett Jackson, Harold Dye and Kermit Rife

Honorary pallbearers will be: Brother Bobby Horn, Brother Mike Altizer, Brother Billy Harris, Brother Luther Bowman, Brother Phillip Horton, Brother Troy Lester, Brother Billy Clifton, Brother Gary Keen and Brother Donnie Keen.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel, after 6:00 p.m. Monday where evening service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Specialty Hospice and Home Health for all the help they have given the past few weeks. Especially nurses Hester “Bootse” Horn and “Dinky” Coleman.

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The family of Reverend William Lawrence Richard Horn have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.

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6:00 PM 2/5/2018 6:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Funeral Service




1:00 PM 2/6/2018 1:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

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Ferrell Cemetery Final Resting Place

Horn Mountain
Pilgrims Knob, VA 24634

Horn Mountain Pilgrims Knob 24634 VA
United States

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