Louis Hosea Horne, Sr., age 86, a long-time resident of the Myrtle Grove area, died on January 22, 2021, peacefully at his home surrounded by family after a lengthy illness. Louis was born in New Hanover County, NC to the late Hosea L. Horne and Hazel Craig Horne. Also preceding him in death; brother-in-law: Thomas McKee.
Louis was a graduate of New Hanover High School, later served as a Detective with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department, and retired from Kenan Transport in 1996.
Louis was a Korean Era Veteran and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was a faithful member of the United Advent Christian Church.
Louis is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Elsie Graham McKee Horne; son: Rocky Horne (wife Beth); two daughters: Cindy McBride (husband David) and Lindy Broach (husband Michael); sister-in-law Jacque McKee; four grandchildren: Devin Batchelor (husband Chuck), David McBride (wife Keri), Ashley Powell (husband Heath), and Steven McBride; three great-grandchildren: Samuel Batchelor, Charlotte Powell, and Nicholas Batchelor; nephew: Stephen McKee (wife Janeen) and their children Gracen and Branson.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions and concerns the immediate family will hold a private Celebration of Life at a later date.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to: United Advent Christian Church 4912 South College Road Wilmington, NC 28412.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.