Samuel Horton

Obituary of Samuel Craig Horton

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Samuel Craig Horton, age 61, departed this life August 29, 2022. Born February 1, 1961 in Watauga County, he was the son of the late Sam Horton Jr. and Hallie Hatton Horton. Craig lived and worked in Boone all his life. He worked with his Dad "Sam' and brother, 'Greg' in the family business, Horton's Concrete. Anytime the opportunity presented, Craig would be watching NASCAR or be outdoors hunting or fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncle, David Horton. Craig leaves to mourn his passing his brother, Greg Horton and wife, Theresa, and sister, Jessie Horton Folk and husband, Dana; his uncle, Rev. Morris Hatton and wife Donna; two nieces, Tania Horton and Ashley Whittington and nephew, Jeremy Whittington; two great-nephews, Zephyr and Jamison and two great nieces Aiszah and Hallie Whittington; and his long-time companion, Deana Braswell. A host of cousins and close friends also survive. Memorial services for Craig Horton will be conducted Sunday afternoon, September 4, 2022 at 2 o'clock at the Mennonite Brethren Church, officiated by Rev. Mike Mathes and Rev. Morris Hatton. Burial will be at a later date in the Clarissa Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Horton family.
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