David Dealoyd Horton passed away on December 24, 2017, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center at the age of 59.
David was born to Clarence David Dealoyd Horton and Voila Horton (Carter) on June 8, 1958, in Newark, N.J. He lived in Newark until the spring of 1972, at the age of 14 the family moved to Chester Depot, Vermont. David and his two sisters, Stephanie and Sheilia, worked in the family business with their parents. David learned how to work on cars and trucks while working in the business and became a man while living in Vermont/New Hampshire. David graduated from Green Mountain Union High School in 1977 and joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged on April 26, 1983. David was a CDL driver and worked in Vermont and New Orleans, LA. until you retired to do other odd and end jobs. There were many things in his life that David agonized over, but by far it was his lack of relationship with his son David, II. that he loved dearly.
The family had an 80th birthday celebration for our Father that David was able to attend. He had not seen his entire family all together for an estimated 11 years since they evacuated from New Orleans because of Katrina. During the celebration, he reconnected with his longtime friends from New Jersey, Larry Johnson and China Saunders and a few more family and friends that he had not seen for many years. This made David very happy.
In the words of his youngest sister, Sharah on her Facebook post, “David ALWAYS loved his family no matter what and told us every time we spoke. He was not only loving but was silly, had a great sense of humor and his big crazy laugh is impossible to describe or to put into words. He was by no means perfect but he did the best he could with the hand he was given. All the days of his life, ”
He is survived by his son, David Dealoyd Horton, Jr., his parents Clarence D. Horton and Viola Horton, three loving sisters, Stephanie D. Brantley (Prince) and Sheilia C. Horton-Carter (Terry) and Sharah T. Horton. He has one nephew, Emanuel P. Brantley, two nieces Danielle V. Brantley and Terri Carter. David has one granddaughter, Peyton Elizabeth Horton and one grandniece, Khariah Nevaeh Carter, and two grandnephews, Joshua Isaiah King and Amir Zion Fray and a host loving relatives and friends. David is preceded in death by his niece Gabrielle Alexis Brantley age 26, on January 22, 2017.
Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, January 9th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Harbor Homes – Welcoming Light Room, 45 High Street, Nashua, NH 03060 and Saturday, January 13th at 12 Noon at The Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, 9689 Gerwig Lane, Unit 1, Columbia, MD 21046.
Arrangements were in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, NH (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com