February 2, 1950 - April 23, 2019
Stephen Michael Horn was born in Ft Worth, Texas on February 2nd1950, a ‘ground-hog day’ baby to Opal Mae Whatley and Truman Lawrence Horn. He is pre-deceased by both of his parents. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jeri Johnson-Horn, and three sons: Greenwood Charles (Heather) Horn, Dallas Reyes, and Brooks Whatley Horn; and three grandchildren: Madison, Macy, and Greenwood Jr. He was the youngest of six siblings, and is survived by three sisters Carolyn (Duke) Brannen, Jimmie Sue Wood, and Jan (Claude) Kilpatrick and two brothers TL Horn Jr (Tommy), and Joe (Rhea) Horn. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Steve followed in his father’s and brother’s footsteps in service to our country: Steve enlisted in the US Army after graduating from Polytech High School ’68. He served honorably in the Viet Nam war and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a disabled Vietnam Veteran from his gunshot wound and later the effects of Agent Orange further impacted his health. He traveled to Hawaii in 2017 to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the “Coming Home” for Vietnam Veterans which was overlooked for our veterans at the time.
He had several careers after the Vietnam War: Steve worked at the General Motors assembly plant in Arlington, Texas; followed by many years as a very successful Used Car Salesman at several car dealerships in Ft Worth, earning many Top Salesman of the Month recognitions. Lastly, he joined American Airlines in 1996 and worked at the Southwest Reservation Office in Fort Worth in International Advantage and Off-Schedule Operations for 15 years. He earned many accolades from management and frequent flyers for providing stellar customer service to his customers. He was an avid golfer and also worked as a Marshall at The Texas Star Public Golf Course in Euless. He was a member of Martin United Methodist Church in Bedford.
After his retirement in 2015 he enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting and playing pool at the Hurst Senior Center where he made many new friends. He was an ardent Dallas Cowboy (DC4L) and Texas Ranger (Hell Raiser) fan.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute in his name to Disabled American Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Defenders of Freedom or any Veteran Service organization of your choosing. Even better, spend some time helping or hosting a veteran. There are many ways to spend time with our Nation’s Heroes.
A public visitation will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Aria Irving Memorial Chapel. Christian Burial with full military honors will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019, at 10:00 am at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.
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Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061
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