John Horton

John Wayne Horton

Saturday October 27, 1962 - Monday February 11, 2019
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Amenia – John W. Horton, 56, a lifelong area resident died Monday, February 11, 2019 at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. John was a self-employed granite and marble fabricator specializing in custom countertops and tile. He was also a professional mason and built several homes throughout his career.

Born October 27, 1962 in Sharon, CT he was the son of the late Benjamin D. and Dorothy J. (Brizzie) Horton, Sr. John attended Webutuck High School. On July 9, 1983 in the Millerton Presbyterian Church he married Vicki Dean. Mrs. Horton survives at home. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed rebuilding antique cars, boating and riding ATV’s in his spare time. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

In addition to his wife Vicki, John is survived by two sisters, Linda Gagnon and Lisa Buskirk and her husband Mark Gottenberg all of Saugerties, NY, a sister in law and brother in law, Frances Horton of Dover Plains and John Dean of Millerton and several nieces and nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by two brothers, Francis Horton of Amenia and Benjamin D. Horton, Jr. of Dover Plains and a brother in law, William Gagnon of Saugerties.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services and burial will take Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10 am at Amenia Island Cemetery, Route 343, Amenia, NY. Pastor William Mayhew will officiate. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. or American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care of the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. To send an online condolence please visit
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    Amenia Island Cemetery
    Graveside services and burial will take Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10 am at Amenia Island Cemetery, Route 343, Amenia, NY.


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The Sprague Family

Posted at 10:52am
It is with a heavy heart that we bare the news of Johns passing.Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.There is also a plethora of fond,fun and life changing memories that will forever be etched in our minds and souls.From our family to yours God Bless you and yours.


Posted at 08:39am
To the family and friends of John, in this difficult time God will help you and hold on to you Isaiah 41:10

Doreen & Steve Monica

Posted at 04:14pm
Our thoughts and prayers to all the HORTON FAMILY. The 3 BROTHERS, ALL GONE TOO SOON!!!!!! John, say HELLO to BENNY and tell him we MISS HIM DEARLY!!!!!

Yvonne & Mike Coburn

Posted at 07:00am
Our sincere sympathy goes out to the Horton and Dean family in John's passing. Taken way too young, he will join his brother and other family members.

Frances Horton

Posted at 09:46pm
The hardest part of being a family is loosing a member!! John will always be in our hearts,he was a one of a kind, he loved his family,and we loved him!! R.I.P. John, you have earned your wings!!πŸ’™

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