James Horner, 81

James Frederick “Jim” Horner, 81, of Henderson, Nev., died July 23, 2018, at his home.

He was born Jan. 1, 1937, in Wabash, to the late Bert and Gladys (Harris) Cramer. He was adopted at age 10 by the late Charles and Wilma (Odie) Horner. He attended Wabash High School in 1955, and served in the U.S. Navy with an honorable medical discharge.

Jim attended Indiana Business College and Purdue University to earn accounting degrees, and married the late Barbara Eakright in 1963 and enjoyed 37 years of marriage.

He worked in accounting for 20 years, including as controller at the Coca Cola Bottling Company and Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne. He moved to Henderson, Nev., in 1979 and continued his career as a purchasing agent for PEPCON, Stauffer Chemical, and Pioneer Chemical, but had to take early medical retirement in1998.

Jim was a founding member of the Church at Lake Mead in Henderson and longtime supporter of Lake Mead Christian Ministries. Known as “Oppy” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he was also known for his strong work ethic, loyalty, volunteerism, compassion for others, and love for his family.

He enjoyed listening to political news and kept up on world issues throughout his life. He became totally blind during his last seven years but refocused his life on helping others through generosity and prayer.

He is the loving father of Sue (Sam) Blakeley and David Murphy of Henderson, Nev.; Jim is also survived by his step-daughter Lana (Bill) of Churubusco; brother Charles (Shirley) Horner of Palatka, Fla., seven grandsons, six granddaughters, and 33 great grandchildren.

A memorial service took place at the Church at Lake Mead, 655 E. Lake Mead Parkway, on Monday, July 30, 2018. The service will be preceded by visitation/viewing and was followed by a reception.

Burial will be at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev.

Final arrangements are being handled by Davis Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lake Mead Christian Ministries.

Posted on 2018 Jul 31