Gerald Wiley Horton Jr., age 69, of Temperance, passed away with his loving wife by his side on November 2, 2018. Gerald was born November 10, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio to Gerald and Gladys (Alberry) Horton.
He served two tours in Vietnam with the First Air Cavalry from 1967 to 1971. He had a great love for the Casino, his home away from home. He also enjoyed the dirt track and spent a few years racing. Jerry also spent lots of time with his grandchildren, teaching them to fish, shoot guns, and work on cars. During his down time he loved watching NASCAR and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Following his service in the Army he continued his skill in Truck driving for many years. He has over 8 million safe miles under his belt. Jerry was loved by many and would give the shirt off his back to help anyone.
In addition to his parents, Gerald was also preceded in death by his in-laws, Charlie and Edna Crabtree; Grandchildren Dylan Michael Andrzejewski, and Elizabeth Horton.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Deborah of 47 years; Daughters, Tina (Mike) Andrzejewski, Gerri (Chris) Ery, Stacy (Matt) Weiss; Son, Joshua (Stephanie) Horton; Brother, Terry Horton; Sister, Sue (David) Delaney; Grandchildren, Damien, Eric, Tabitha, Shade, Kayden, Dakota, Jessica, Christopher, Tiahna, Tysan, Teagan, Joshua, Samuel, Christopher; Great- Grandchildren; Deacon, RayLeeMae, Jacklyn; Best Friend Ralph Mussehl and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family will receive guests Friday, November 9, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419) 473-0300. Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 11:00 am. at the funeral home followed by an internment service at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania.
In Lieu of Flowers please make donations to a Veterans Association of your choice.