Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

July 23, 2013

Sherman Julius Horton

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Sherman Julius Horton of Bluefield, WV, died on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Princeton Community Hospital, following a long battle with cancer.

Born July 25, 1938, he was the son of the late James J. Horton and Mary Jane Miller Horton. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Lantange of Arizona, a brother, Stanley J. Horton of Speedway, WV and a sister, Shelby J. Alderman of Ohio, who passed away on March 5, 2013.

Sherman attended Athens High School. He served his military service as a member of Army National Guard. He had retired from Otis Elevator Company, now United Technologies. Sherman was a member of the Church of Christ at Maple View since 1977; until his illness he was an active member of the Gospel Truth Sunday School class, the D.M.A. group for seniors, a trustee of the Church; served on the Maintenance and Grounds

Committee, and worked at the church in many capacities and was always willing to share his faith and his love of the Lord with others.

Survivors include: His wife of 41 years, Judy Jones Horton of Bluefield, WV. Daughter, Julie A. West of Bluefield, WV. Son, Sherman J. Horton, II and wife Christina of Lake Milton, OH. one granddaughter and two great grandsons. He is also survived by a special sister, Sible Jane Hall and husband Mike of Speedway, WV. Brother, Sherrell Jack Horton and wife Betty of VA.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Minister Tony Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call from 1:00-2:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, RR 2 Box 180, Bluefield, WV 24701.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.