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Breeds Horton

Alton |

Breeds Horton was born February 17, 1947, in Grenada, Mississippi as the youngest of five children from the blessed union of the late Lee and Flora (Taylor) Horton.

A faith foundation was established in his life early on thanks to his strong-willed yet loving mother. It would be this faith that would be with him during his family move from racial turbulence in the South during the Civil Rights Era to Alton, IL. Not too long after graduating from Alton High, this same faith would keep him during his service to his country in the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he would go on to work successfully for over twenty years at the Olin Corporation resulting in an early retirement.

The "golden rule" from Matthew 7:12 of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you was a life lesson passed down from his parents to him that he would apply again and again throughout his life as family was of the utmost importance to him.

Breeds Love or "Cool Breeds" would join his parents, big sister Holly F. Lacey, and nephew Barry on December 2, 2021, after having lived a full, blessed seventy-four years.

Thanks to the many life lessons he modeled before us are many to carry on his legacy: Two sisters, Lola (Robert) Thomas and Ernestine Jolliff, both of Alton, IL, and his big brother, Oscar Horton of Florissant, MO, his son Shon-tiyon Horton of Alton, IL, his nieces and nephews: Debbie, Barbara, Diane, Mark, Holly, Michael, Kimberly, Sam, Bobby, Bernard, Angela, Denise, Alicia, Pourshya, Cassandra, Daphne, Frankie, Missy, and Rita as well as an innumerable measure of cousins and grand-nephews, and grand-nieces, and great-grand-nephews, and great-grand-nieces, classmates, fellow soldiers, Olin work family, neighbors, and friends.

Visitation Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Cathy M. Williams & Son's Funeral Home 1695 Oakwood Ave. Alton, IL 62002

Burial will take place at United MB Cemetery in Coffeeville, Mississippi on Dec 18, 2021


Obit Provided By:
Cathy M Williams & Sons Funeral Home

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