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In Memory

Billy Don Horn

Billy Don Horn

February 27, 1945April 20, 2010

Billy Don Horn, 65, of Garland, Texas, formerly of Bryan, passed away on April 20, 2010.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, and dedicated educator.

Born in Bryan, he graduated from North Texas State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in education, and later completing his master's degree in education from East Texas State University.

Upon graduation from North Texas State, Bill married Judy Pope, of Dallas, and the two of them settled in Garland, where their son Jake was born. Bill spent the early part of his career as a football coach and teacher at South Garland High School.

Later he became a vice-principal and retired as principal/administrator in the special education department of Garland Independent School District. Throughout his 33-year career with GISD, he was well respected and was a positive influence in the lives of countless young people.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Pope Horn, of Dallas, and a brother, Charles Ray Horn, of Wellborn, as well as his parents, Mary S. and Marvin B. Horn, of Bryan.

Survivors include his son, Jake Horn, of Dallas; sister, Joyce Ferguson, of Dallas; and a family of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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04/12/13 07:59 PM #1    

Bradley Smith

Billy Don was one of my closest friends in high school.  We were in choir together, hunted together and went on double dates together.  He had more integrity than nearly any person I have ever known in my life.

We lost touch after high school but I was in contact with him shortly before his death.  I talked to him after he lost his wife and he was very depressed and didn't fell he had much time left himself.  Though I never saw him after high school, I understand from common friends that he had gotten very heavy as he aged and that probably was a contributing factor in his death.

RIP old friend.

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