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 James C. Horton

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James C. Horton

  • Birth 18 Oct 1924 Port Washington, Nassau County, New York, USA
  • Death 6 Apr 2004
  • Burial Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 74462666

James C. Horton, of Atlanta, passed away quietly on April 6, 2004. He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Ebba Brorstrom Horton. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Easterbrook Horton. He also leaves behind seven adoring children, James C. (Cheryl) of Birmingham, AL, Carol Pugh (Emmett) of Beckley, WV, Thomas E. (Barbara) of Atlanta, GA, Peter J. (Kathy) of Birmingham, Nancy Borda (Luke) of Greenville, DE, William P. (Maura) of Birmingham and Lisa LeGate (Duane) of Atlanta. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, who love him and will miss grandpa dearly, Charlie Pugh, Julie Pugh Morton, Michael Pugh, Jimmy Horton, Tiffany Horton, Alex Horton, Joel Horton, Kimberly Horton, Peter Horton, David Horton, Paul Horton, Luke Borda, Will Borda, Garrett Horton, Kate Horton, John Horton, William LeGate, Matthew LaGate and Mark LeGate; and two great-granddaughters, Ayden Horton and Sara Pugh.

Mr. Horton was born in Port Washington on Oct. 18, 1924. He was a 1946 graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, receiving a degree of mechanical engineering. He served with the US Navy during WWII. After his discharge he worked at Western Union and Lewis Associates of LI before going to work for Carrier Air Conditioning from 1951 until his retirement in 1985. Mr. Horton was active in numerous community and professional groups. He served as a volunteer fireman in Port Washington and for many years was actively involved in Scouting with his children. He founded Horton Controls, Inc. of Birmingham with his sons in 1985, and served on its board, and was instrumental in its success. He was one of the founders of Weathertech company in 1989 in Birmingham, and served actively on its board. He was a member of ASHRAE for over 50 years. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Mr. Horton was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by his family. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, PO Box 450405, Atlanta, GA 31145. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on April 12 with Father Luke Ballman, celebrant. Interment Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by H.M. Patterson & Son, Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs, GA.
-Port Washington News April 16, 2004


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  • Created by: Dyane
  • Added: 5 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74462666
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James C. Horton (18 Oct 1924–6 Apr 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74462666, citing Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Dyane (contributor 47184694) .