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Rick Horner Memorial Service, Committal, and Reception

Richard “Rick” Horner
It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness we announce the death of a parish member of The Church of the Annunciation. Rick Horner died peacefully early Thursday morning February 14th after his long hard fight with cancer. Our prayers go out to Susan, his wife of almost 46 years, and Howell and Katherine his children. Rick was a Husband, a father and very proudly a grandfather who was able to make it to see his Grandchild, Bobby Jr. arrive before he went to be with Christ. Rick served proudly in the U.S. Navy serving aboard the U.S.S. Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) and loved to tell his many stories. Rick truly loved being a part of ECA, but his biggest enjoyment came from the the Men’s fishing trip. Rick was a tremendous gift to the parish as he served in many roles at ECA. Rick was a member of the Vestry, he served on the Newcomer’s ministry, he helped at numerous St. Martha’s events and his most important role was holding down the fish camp as the men went off in the early morning hours to fish.
“May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.” Amen
The memorial service and committal will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Marietta, GA with a reception to follow in the Activities Building on Saturday February 23rd at 11AM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ECA Memorial Fund in his name at The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 1673 Jamerson Road, Marietta, GA 30066. Rick’s infectious heart and smile will be tremendously missed and we are thankful for his incredible servant heart and courageous spirit he had during his fight with cancer and his time here at ECA. His loss will greatly impact the contributions he made to the life, ministry and mission of the Church of the Annunciation.
Condolences can be sent to:
Mrs. Susan Horner
211 Westwood Dr.
Marietta, GA. 30064
Grant, O Lord, to all who are bereaved the spirit of faith and courage, that they may have strength to meet the days to come with steadfastness and patience; not sorrowing as those without hope, but in thankful remembrance of your great goodness, and in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love. And this we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen. 
 
In Christ,
Father Paul +

6 Comments

  1. Thoughts and prayers are with Susan and the family at this time of great loss. I always enjoyed working with Rick as a Stingray supporter and official. He was always a very joyful man who shares his energy with others around him. He lived a wonderful life and now is at rest with our Father.

  2. Cousin Richard, he welcomed me with open arms to the family. When addressing me he always called me ma’am. He made my heart smile and he gave me many encouraging words during my battle with Breast Cancer. I will miss him and his wise words. Prayers to Susan and the rest of the family during this time. He will always be with you in all that you do. Much love and many hugs from Danny and I.

  3. I so sorry to read this sad news but know Rick will be in a better place. I always enjoyed his colorful personality and great stories. I know he loved his family, (the doggies included) and cared deeply about the church and friends there. Aunt Susan, Howell & Katherine I am thinking of all of you and love you all.

  4. I was stationed on the same ship that Rick was during the Vietnam era, the USS Joseph Strauss DdDG 16. Rick had every right to be proud of his service as he helped make it one of the best in the fleet.. In recent years he was a strong supporter of the ship’s association where he became good friends with many old shipmates like myself. May God rest his soul. At ease sailor, your watch is over..

  5. I want to offer my deepest condolences and my sincerest sympathy. I liked Rick very much and he was an outstanding man. To all his family, please know that you are in my prayers.

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