James M. Horn, 92, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in a local hospital.
He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed traveling, going to antique car shows with his son, working on antique cars and riding his scooter.
He served with the 324th Infantry Unit in the U.S. Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart for wounds received in Germany. He also received the Bronze Star for Merit, Silver Star for Service, European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Service Unit Plaque and Honorable Service Lapel Button for World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Williams Horn, parents James W. and Minnie B. Breeden Horn and several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his children: Bobby Horn, Rita and Ronald Langford, Linda and Eulas Scoggins and Brenda and Lindy Hickman, all of Cleveland; grandchildren: Joy Rominger and husband, Bruce, Amy Carroll and husband, Charles, Paul Hickman and wife, Crystal, Kara Choplin and husband, Daniel, all of Cleveland; and great-grandchildren: David Carroll, Lauren Grace Choplin and Emma Cate Choplin.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Melton officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with friends of the family serving as pallbearers. Military honors and a white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Horn family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.