L.J. (Pat) Horton

L.J. (Pat) Horton, 90, of North Little Rock, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. 

He was born in the Canaan community outside Marshall on Dec. 27, 1920, to the late Andy and Cora Horton. 

In 1941, he joined the Army and was sent to Fort Mears, Dutch Harbor, Alaska, with Battery "C" 206th Coast Artillery (AA) Regiment before the United States entered World War II. After spending 30 months there, he returned to Fort Chaffee in Fort Smith for Infantry training. He was sent to Europe and fought on the front lines including the Battle of the Bulge. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; two sisters; and his first wife, Margie Ruff Horton. 

He is survived by second wife, Bobbie Bland Horton, of Mayflower; one brother, Robert Horton of North Little Rock; and two sisters, Irene Webb and Emma Rae King, both of Harrison; two sons, Bill Horton of Benton and Tim Horton of North Little Rock; one daughter, Linda Horton Dickey of Greenbrier; stepchildren, Bobby Bland of Floyd and Linda Bland Armstrong of Mayflower; and nine grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, and burial will follow at the Canaan Cemetery in Marshall.