Kenneth Neil Horton, Jr.

Kenneth Neil Horton, Jr.

August 7, 1953 – June 19, 2021

Kenneth Neil Horton Jr., 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 19th, 2021. He was born and raised in Pinellas County, Florida (a true Tampa Bay Buccaneer) and had lived in Knightdale, NC since 1994.

He spent his career in the auto/collision repair industry and was a respected leader and mentor for others. He made many friends through work and church who enjoyed many of the same hobbies including; playing golf, watching sports, and riding motorcycles. He was a fun-loving free-spirited guy with a wonderful sense of humor.

He was a faithful member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where he co-taught the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class, sang in the church choir, and participated in numerous mission trips. He was a devoted Christian, loving husband, and would help anyone in need.

He is survived by his loving wife, Susan, father-in-law, Ted Allen, mother-in-law, Judy Allen, his brother, David, and his wife Patricia, their three children, Ashleigh, JP and Joshua, and two grandchildren, Alayna, and Johnny; his sister, Cathy, and brother, Steven; and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Neil Horton, his mother, Ann Cercone Horton, and his brother-in-law, Teddy Kaye Allen Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Knightdale Debt Retirement fund ( or to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Bethlehem Baptist Church Poole Road, Knightdale. The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 10:30-11:45 am at Bethlehem.


  • Ricky Johnson Posted June 23, 2021 8:17 pm

    You are certainly going to be missed. Every Saturday when I walk into Bull and Bear, I’ll think about you. My condolences to your family and friends. Heaven has received a wonderful man!

  • Traci and Paul Posted June 24, 2021 6:49 pm

    So sorry for this loss. Susan, you and the family are in our prayers.

  • Scott Charron Posted June 26, 2021 10:11 am

    Ken was such a good guy. We were friends for many years in the automotive business. I’ll always remember him when he would come into the dealership, we would look at each other, laugh and say “I can’t believe you are still doing this!” One of the best, I will miss him, my Christian brother.My deepest condolences and warmest regards.He was a great friend.

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