Jack L. Horn, 85, of Rochester

Jack L. Horn, 85, of Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he   passed away at 5:05 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at his home.

On December 12, 1938, Jack Lee Horn was born in Warsaw to Clarence Wilbur and Dorothy L. Tobey Horn. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister, Carolyn. Proudly he graduated with the Talma High School class of 1957.

Jack married the love of his life, Helen Deaton on February 22, 1959. They have shared 65 years of life’s adventures.  From their union came two children, Pamela and Jeffrey.  The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of two more generations.

Jack’s parents were charter members of The Church of Christ.  As a servant to the Lord,  Jack was a member there, serving on various committees and as a past Deacon. A dedicated machine operator, Jack worked at Sonoco Products for 42 years.  Mowing yards with great precision and competing in tractor pulls with his Wheel Horse was always a wonderful way to relax.  He drove his Pontiac Grand Prix with great pride, always keeping it detailed to perfection. Jack and Helen made memorable scenic driving trips to California with Pam and Jeff, seeing the sights of multiple states by taking different routes.  The trips were of great adventure and each on lasted three weeks.

Jack is lovingly remembered by his wife Helen; daughter, Pamela McCoy and husband Joseph of Lancaster, Ohio; son Jeffrey J. Horn of Rochester; four grandchildren: Brad Horn and wife Michelle, Brandon Horn, Jesse McCoy and wife Sarah, Rachel McCoy; four great-grandchildren:  Azalia Horn, Matthias Horn, Milo McCoy, Cooper McCoy; and sister Carolyn Metzger of Greenwood.

Preceding Jack in death are his parents.

A celebration of the life of Jack L.  Horn will be at 6:30 PM on Monday, March 18, 2024, at The Church of Christ, 120 E. 5th St.  Rochester. Pastor Jim Dillinger will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 4:30 – 6:30 in the church.  Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery of Claypool.