A memorial service for Chan Stuart Horne, Sr., 73, of Springtown, Texas will be 10:00 am, Saturday, September 1, 2018 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport, Texas. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Thursday, August 30 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Chan passed away Tuesday evening, August 28 at home.
He was born April 20, 1945 in Richlands, North Carolina to Hubert Lester and Ruby Gordon (Scott) Horne. He was a member of the United States Air Force and served his country for 20 years. He worked for Lockheed Martin. He served with the Cottondale Volunteer Fire Dept. for 10 years.
Chan was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport and served on the Parish Council, and donated countless hours to the community for anything needed.
He was well known as Santa Claus in Bridgeport and Wise County for many years and brought joy to children of all ages. He loved to make people laugh.
Chan leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Margaret Peggy (Blisseck) Horne; sons Chan Stuart Horne, Jr., Michael Chan Horne, and Matthew Chan Horne; sister Mary Jones; many grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son James Stewart Horne, sisters Lois Horne and Sadie Edwards, brothers Robert Stanton, Harold Horne, and E.W. Horne.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cottondale Fire Dept, 2852 CR 3555, Paradise, TX 76073.