Gene A. Horton

Published 10:59 am Sunday, May 17, 2020

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Gene A. Horton, 89, of Kill Devil Hills, died May 14, 2020, at Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks.

Born in Bedford County, PA on May 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Edna Leighty Horton and Cloyd Albert Horton.

A United States Air Force veteran, Gene served his country honorably in the Korean War. He would then begin a career with United Telephone Company, retiring as superintendent.

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Gene is survived by daughters Cathy Halbleib (Byron) of Lenoir and Cindy Gross (Daniel) of Southern Shores; two grandsons, three granddaughters, one great-granddaughter; and brother Gary Horton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Betty Koontz Horton and brother Miles Horton.

Funeral services will be held in Mifflintown, PA. Burial will take place at Juniata Memorial Park in Lewistown, PA.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at