Dr. Lewis Hiram Horton, Jr. DDS, 87, of Crossett, died peacefully the morning of June 1, 2014.
Dr. Horton was born on October 12, 1926 in El Dorado. A graduate of El Dorado High School, he served in WWII as a Merchant Marine before attending Loyola University in New Orleans where he received his degree in dentistry. He practiced dentistry in Crossett for 30 years and was a member of the Crossett Rotary Club.
Besides his family, he greatly valued his parish, Holy Cross Catholic Church in Crossett. He also enjoyed gardening and working in the yard.
Dr. Horton was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Horton and his parents Louis Cecelia Schneider Horton.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Horton of Crossett; a daughter, Dianne Patota of Suwanee, Ga.; two step-daughters, Mary (Gresham) Steensland of Springfield, Va., Leann (Gresham) Haynes of Perry, Ark.; one step-son, Dr. E. A. Gresham of Crossett; one sister, Mary Ellen Comeau of Wichita, Kan.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held June 5 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Greater Crossett Area Food Pantry, 309 Pine Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2400 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.