On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Larry Glen Horton age 51 of Lockridge, IA, went to be with the Lord after battling pancreatic cancer. Larry was born on January 4, 1971, to Carroll Glen and Beverly Marie (Brown) Horton and was lifelong residence of Lockridge, IA.
Visitation for family and friends will be 5pm-8pm, Friday, March 25, 2022, at Behner Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held 10am, Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Diane Olson Schroeder officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery. Following the burial, a luncheon will be in the Cambridge building at the fairgrounds.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greater Jefferson County Fair or to the family. Cards can be sent to Mindy Horton, 2197 Tamarack Ave, Lockridge, IA 52635.
From the time Larry’s feet hit the ground his passion is and always has been farming. At a young age you could almost always find Larry at his dad’s side helping around the farm. Whether it be with the livestock, row crop or haying you would find him in his happy place. As a teenager, if Larry wasn’t farming, he would most likely be found at either a sheep show, out causing mischief with his friends while driving his hunter orange Chevelle, or tormenting his older sisters. Larry then went on to share his love for farming with his own children, Celsey and Carroll, who like him growing up could often be found at their dad’s side.
For those that knew Larry, knew he was a hard worker. Always a hard worker but always seemed to know how to have fun and smile while working. Once the work was done for the day or a season Larry could often be found making many memories with his nephews that looked up to him and appreciated his orneriness and later his children.
Larry made memories with family and friends by carrying on his parents love and enjoyment for farm stock tractor pulling. This was another love he was able to teach and pass on to his children. It wasn’t unlikely to find him starting his kids at one end of the track and running right alongside them all the way down the track to catch them at the end.
Being a Jefferson County Fair Board member for 15 years was another passion of Larry’s and you would find him every year at the Greater Jefferson County Fair.
Besides farming Larry also worked at Walmart Distribution Center and then Richers Farm. The last couple years of his life spent driving a truck through the week for Grandinette Metal Recycling.
You could find Larry spending his free time camping and tractor pulling with the love of his life, Mindy. Although finding Mindy later in life, Larry found his soul mate. They were married on February 29, 2020. They enjoyed doing everything together from farming and traveling to spending time with their kids and grandkids.
Larry is survived by his wife, Mindy (Carpenter) Horton of Lockridge, IA. His children, Celsey Horton of Lockridge, Carroll (Taran) Horton of Allerton, IA, Taigen Hefner (Cameron) of Lockridge, and Trent Hefner of Lockridge. Grandchildren, Brogan Glen and Bodhi Jane Horton of Allerton, IA. Sisters, Evelyn (Mike) Filson of Birmingham, IA, and Diana (Richard) Alexander of Fairfield, IA. Many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Larry was proceeded in death by parents Carroll and Beverly Horton, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at behnerfh.com.