William Newell “Newt” Horton, Jr., 83, of Portsmouth passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Portsmouth Health and Rehab. He was born January 5, 1935 in Portsmouth, a son of the late William Newell and Jane Isabel Vickory Horton.
Newt was the City of Portsmouth Plumbing and Housing Inspector for 32 years and a Korean War era Marine Corps veteran. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal while serving with Marine Air Control Squadron Seven. A member of the Aurora Masonic Lodge #48 F&AM, he was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Maxine O. York Horton, whom he married September 11, 1962 in Greenup, KY; a son, William R. (Kerin) Horton of Bedford, PA; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Frye of Sandusky; a sister, Betty Warnock of Portsmouth; two granddaughters, Amanda Caye Horton and Ashley Dawn Gallimore; and two great-granddaughters.
A sister, Janet Stapleton, also preceded him in death.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 6 (time to be announced at a later date) at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Rev. Evan D. Fisher officiating. The Aurora Masonic Lodge will provide Masonic Services and the James Dickey Post #23 American Legion Honor Guard will conduct military rites.
In honor of Mr. Horton’s service to our country, the flag of the U.S. Marine Corps will fly at the funeral home.