Russell D. Horton

russell horton

April 15, 1942 ~ March 13, 2020

Born in: Tyler, TX
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Russell David Horton (Russ) of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020. Russ was born in Tyler, Texas, on April 15, 1942.

Russ is preceded in death by his mother Anna Mabel Brody Wilson, his father Edward Conway “Eddie” Horton and his brother, James Robert Caldwell. He is survived by his wife Rosemary Horton, sisters: Suzanne Faber and husband Steve; Lisa Sanderson and husband Mike; daughter Lynn Horton and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is pending. Service information will be updated when the dates are known.

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  1. CandleImageI have known, admired and yes, loved Russ for over 40 years, since we were both with Data General. He was my boss and I was his briefly. He has always been a steadfast friend to me. I could always count on Russ for the truth and sound advice. I am shocked and very saddened to learn of his passing, but he was a very loyal follower and promoter of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, so I am sure, without a doubt, he resides in Heaven today. Godspeed my Friend; I will miss you.

  2. CandleImageI worked with Russ at Data General in the Atlanta support center, we were both Support Managers. I really liked Russ and his great sense of humor. Russ was a tall individual and I am short in stature. We regularly had fun joking about each others height. Russ was always ready and willing to help others no matter what the need. I am sure I will see him again. Rest in peace ol buddy.

  3. I have known Russ as a dear friend and a colleague for almost 40 years. The news of his passing was a shock to Bonnie and I, to say the least. We will always value his friendship, his integrity, and his great sense of humor. Working with him was a pleasure and riding motorcycles with him over most of the United States and parts of Canada are fond memories I will have forever.

    But the most important thing was his love of our Lord and his devotion to Him.

    Bonnie and I send our prayers and condolences to Rose. May God bless you and give you peace.

  4. CandleImageI worked with Russ beginning in the late 70’s when we traveled the South installing Computer Systems in Post Offices. Russ had a sense of Humor and joy for accomplishment. He was a great friend and would challenge all of Our riding skills on our motorcycle trips. Russ was an inspiration we all loved. I will miss Russ.

  5. We met Russ when he was visiting his mother-in-law in Ohio years ago. He became a friend in a very short time. We loved exchanging emails with him through these past years. We will miss Russ and know how much Rosemary will miss his love, companionship and humor. We also know he was a wonderful Christian man who has arrived and settled into heaven.
    Love to Rosemary, my dear cousin

  6. When I first met Russ over 30 years ago I thought to myself what a character. He was full of life, loud and had a great sense of humor. I always enjoyed being around him whether at work or casually. May the Lord shine his face upon you and give you peace. Rest In Peace my friend.

  7. Russ was a fantastic brother-in-law with a lightning quick wit and an amazing knowledge of the Bible. While we didnt get to spend a lot of time together over the last several years, we took advantage of Skype and Viber to study the Bible together and pray. He will be sorely missed here, but I trust he is in the company of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as I write this. See you again soon Brother and love you much.

    Steve E. Faber

    March 21, 2020 | Family

  8. We will love you and miss you always, Uncle Russell! Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you, Rosemary!

    Keelie Lington

    March 21, 2020 | Keller, TX | Family

  9. He was a wonderful brother my whole life. He watched over us and taught us how to do so many things. He loved Jesus and was a Christian example to so many. His amazing wife, Rosemary, could use all of our prayers to get through it all. He was loved, he will be missed by his family. He is no longer in pain.

    Suzanne Faber

    March 21, 2020 | Weatherford, TX | Family

  10. CandleImageRussell, you were my big brother and my hero. Always. I love you and I will miss you every day. Rest in peace.

  11. My Uncle Russell was truly one of the funniest, most enjoyable people Ive known. He was kind and generous. He and Aunt Rosemary were filled with joy and laughter, and I cherish my memories of days spent together with them. I trust my uncle is in the Lords presence now – and free from the burdens of this world. I hope we will one day sing praises to God together in glory. Our prayers are specific for Aunt Rosemary – that the Lord would bless and keep her in this grief. Also, we pray for the Lord to guide Mom and Lisa (and family) through this time of grief. May God use this tragedy to draw us nearer to Himself.

    Will Faber

    March 21, 2020 | N Richland Hills, TX | Family

  12. CandleImageI knew Russ when we worked together for many, many years at Data General. He was also the hiring manager for my mom, Joanne Daniel. We both thought the world of him and loved his sense of humor. My mom just passed and I like to think they’ve encountered each other and got great enjoyment in reminiscing about our old DG days.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Rosemary and the rest of the family at this difficult time.

  13. So sorry to hear of Russ’s passing. I first met him in 1978, what a character he was! If you mentioned Russ name to anyone who knew him, their face would light up. My condolences to his family, he will definitely be missed.

  14. I am so sorry to hear that Russ has passed. I know he is at peace. My condolences to his family and Rosemary. Russ hired me to work for Data General in 1978 and I worked for him and with him for many years. He was also my friend. He was one of a kind and will be missed. If I had listened to his advice along the way I could have missed some heartache. He was a Christian and always loved The Lord. I have missed him as I moved away from Atlanta. I will see you again one day.

  15. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Russ. I worked in the Data General Call Center Atlanta on Atlantic avenue. He was always smiling and making someone laugh. Especially in the SOC. He would make our day popping in to see us all. May you Rest in Peace.

  16. Sorry to hear of Russ’s passing. I worked with Russ in Houston, TX starting in 1973. We all worked for Terry Dunphy and there were only 4 of to cover all of south Texas for Data General. Russ was a good guy but never road with him after one time on a trip to Corpus Christie.

  17. I don’t know why I decided to check the internet today to see if I could find info on my friend Russ Horton. I am shocked to learn of his passing back in March. Russ and I worked together at IBM in the 1960’s and Telex Computers in early 1970. He and I and my wife Barbara were best of friends for years in Houston but our careers got the best of us and I lost track of Russ. He was a great friend and I am already missing him. I am so happy to learn he loved Jesus so we will see each other again. My prayers for comfort for his family. C B Luce

  18. Russ was an amazing man. He was kind, funny and full of joy. I would love to talk with him at our family holiday dinners. I could talk with him for hours. I never really had a father figure I could talk to so when he gave me advice I held onto it. My kids loved him and always asked, is Russ and Rose coming for dinner? Not hearing his laugh the last few times was odd. I know he will live forever in the memories of everyone he knew or met. Miss our talks, Russ.

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