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Date of Birth December 08, 1918

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Date of Passing April 14, 2017

Jack Leland Horton

from Reno, Nevada, United States

Jack Leland HortonDecember 8. 1918April 14, 2017Jack Leland Horton passed away April 14, 2017, at the Tahoe Pacific Hospital in Reno with family by his side. Jack was born on December 8, 1918, in Whiteville, NC. He was raised on a farm along with his five brothers and had outlived them all. He enlisted in the US Army in 1939, fought in North Africa and Italy, and was a part of the liberation forces in France. After the war he transferred to the Air Force in 1945 and was stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina where he was an aircraft mechanic. In 1947 he was sent to Korea where he served for 18 months. In 1954, his next assignment brought him to Stead Air Force Base Nevada. Jack loved the area and made it his home. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1960, he opened Jack's Barber Shop at the corner of Mill and Wells in Reno where he made many friends cutting hair and telling stories. Jack had a wonderful sense of humor and never forgot a name or date. He preferred the simple life and loved exploring old Nevada towns, working with his hands and machinery, and buying and selling real estate. He always said that he was a "Jack" of all trades and a master of none. Jack is survived by his two daughters, Linda H. Moore of Reno and Christine Flynn of Minneapolis, MN. Jack has one grandson, Ryan E. Flynn, a senior at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He was the favorite uncle to nieces and nephews throughout the country. Jack had a heart as big as all outdoors and was always willing to help those in need. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, friend and a selfless soldier for his country. Everyone who knew him will miss him greatly. He will be buried at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, Nevada. The family would like to thank the medical staff at Tahoe Pacific Hospital for their caring and dedication to our dad in his final days.
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