Samuel Joseph Horton

Samuel Joseph Horton

Samuel Joseph Horton

November 5, 1949 – November 22, 2020

Selma – Samuel Joseph Horton “Joe”, 71 Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at his home. He was born in Lenoir County to Charles and Helen Lynn Horton. He was the proud proprietor of Horton Hauling Company for more than 15 years.

Joe was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  Joe enjoyed go-kart racing and fishing with friends for many years and has traveled all over the country. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

Joe is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Helen St. Claire Horton, daughter, Lindsey Horton Weaver (Isaac Welker); son, Shannon Horton (Barbara); grandchildren, John-Lindsay Weaver, Charlotte St. Claire Welker, Raley Horton, Kenzie Welker and Tatum Welker; 3 sisters, Pamela Bunch (Danny), Deborah Gray, and Susan Barron; 3 nieces and 3 nephews, Christy Peterson, Abigail Gray, Brittany Poindexter, Matthew Bunch, Tyler Bunch and Zachary Barron.

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Helen Lloyd, Stepfather and the man who raised him, Macon Lloyd, and Charles Horton, his biological father.

A memorial service to honor the life of Samuel “Joe” Horton will be held at a later date.

Arrangements with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St, Wendell.




  • Rose Brown Posted November 24, 2020 4:10 pm

    Helen and Lindsay I am so sorry for your loose. Mrs. Riordan told me. Again accept my deepest sympathy from the bottom of my heart. I work with your mom at Jones Dairy Elementary Shool. Sincerely rose brown.

  • kenny Andrews Posted November 24, 2020 4:12 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Sherry Levoy Posted November 24, 2020 8:08 pm

    I will miss you my brother

  • Sandra Power Posted November 24, 2020 8:23 pm

    Sorry I never got to meet you, my brother. Your sister, Sandra Power.

  • Bienchis Esteva Posted November 25, 2020 12:03 pm

    Lindsey, I am very sorry for your loose. My deepest sympathy, I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Pamela Bunch Posted November 26, 2020 1:46 pm

    Your journey has come to an end as a Brother ,Father, Grandfather and Friend. You have earned your wings through God’s Mercy and Love. May you rest in peace until we meet again. Your sister, Pam will always love you.

  • Karen Carlyle Narron Posted November 29, 2020 5:29 am

    Helen and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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