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James Leo Horner

December 10, 1944 - September 29, 2011
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Mr. James Leo Horner, 66, passed away after a five month battle with lung cancer. He fought a valiant fight, but lost the battle the evening of September 29, 2011. Jim was preceded in death by his father and mother, Paul Horner and Carrie Bates Horner. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Kathy) Horner, sons Randy Horner (Lori) and their children Adam and Lindsey, Paul Dillard, Mark Dillard and Lee Horner (Lynnette), sisters Pauline Tilley, and Peggy Jean (Billy) McCoy, plus nieces and nephews. After graduating from Centerville High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served honorably during the Vietnam War. After...
Mr. James Leo Horner, 66, passed away after a five month battle with lung cancer. He fought a valiant fight, but lost the battle the evening of September 29, 2011.

Jim was preceded in death by his father and mother, Paul Horner and Carrie Bates Horner. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Kathy) Horner, sons Randy Horner (Lori) and their children Adam and Lindsey, Paul Dillard, Mark Dillard and Lee Horner (Lynnette), sisters Pauline Tilley, and Peggy Jean (Billy) McCoy, plus nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Centerville High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served honorably during the Vietnam War. After Jim's service to his country, he had a 30 year career with Delta Air Lines in Technical Operations as an Aircraft Mechanic, Project Manager and Lead Mechanic.

Jim never met a stranger, was quick to laugh and had a great sense of humor. He had a sincere interest in other people and always put his family first. Jim was a loving, fun-loving, kind and generous man. He always wanted to hear news and updates from family and friends even when he was so sick. He had many interests including his dogs, Peanut and Snoopy James; golf; fishing; hunting; boating; traveling all over the world; fine dining; poker including playing while on cruises and trips to gambling resorts with friends; bridge; NASCAR; beaches; snow skiing; watching birds; he enjoyed taking care his flower garden and photographing them as well. Jim had also been active with the Shriners. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.

A memorial service, with Rev. Carolynne Williams officiating, will be held on October 15th at 2PM in the chapel of H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill in Marietta. At a later date some of his ashes will be scattered over Beaver Dam Creek, his boyhood fishing hole; his remaining ashes will be buried in Centerville, TN.

Flowers may be sent or donations may be made in his memory to the Humane Society of Cobb County, 148 Fairground St. SE, Marietta, GA 30060 or made online at www.humanecobb.com.

"It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since your sweet Jim left this earth to reside with our God. He's a happy camper and we all know that. ..." Judy Boyce (Marietta, GA)

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