|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1921|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 2008|
Salt Lake County
Rev. John Hornok, age 86, of Draper, Utah went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 3, 2008. Rev. Hornok was director of the Utah Bible Mission and former pastor of both Midvalley Bible Church and Grace Community Bible Church.
Rev. Hornok was born November 29, 1921 in Premier, West Virginia to Andrew and Helen Hornok, emigrants from Hungary. He was the eighth of their 11 children and was the last surviving sibling of his family. He joined the Navy when he was 19 years old, served six years in the Pacific during World War II, and was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed. For many years he served as a chaplain for the local Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Rev. Hornok was a graduate of Moody Bible Church in Chicago, Illinois and pastured Lake Region Bible Church in Round Lake, Illinois before moving to Salt Lake City in 1953. In Salt Lake he founded the Utah Bible Mission and was the founding pastor of the Murray Bible Church that later became the Midvalley Bible Church of Bluffdale. He was also the founding pastor of Grace Community Bible Church in Sandy, Utah. He loved camping and worked with several other local churches to found the Timpanogos Bible Camp which provided Christian camping opportunities for 23 years.
He married Frieda Jones of Bremerton, Washington in 1944 and is now survived by his wife and six children - Kenneth of Salt Lake City, Utah; David of Chicago, Illinois; Suzan of Olathe, Kansas; Daniel of Sandy, Utah; Douglas of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Richard of Texarkana, Texas; 27 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. All of Rev. Hornok's sons followed in their father's footsteps to become ministers, and his daughter married a minister.
A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Community Bible Church, 11600 South 1300 East, Sandy, Utah on Thursday, August 7 at 7 p.m.
A private family burial will be held for Rev. Hornok at the Utah Veteran's Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on 8/6/2008.
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Record added: Aug 06, 2008
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