John Hubert Horton
November 6, 1955  -  January 1, 2018

John Hubert Horton

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Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Thursday, January 04, 2018
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Tyro Church
Tyro, KS  
Friday, January 05, 2018

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Harrisonville Cemtery
Rural Independence
Independence, KS  67301
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John Hubert (Jack) Horton 62 of Wayside, KS. passed away Monday January 1, 2018 at his home in rural Wayside. Celebration of Life service will be 1:00pm Friday January 5th, 2018 at the Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, KS. Visitation will be Thursday January 4th, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm when family will receive friends, at Potts Chapel in Independence, KS.
John Hubert (Jack) Horton was born November 6, 1955 in Independence, KS, the son of Hubert Jones and Betty Lou (Campbell) Horton. Jack attended church at Wayside Christian Church during his formative years and later the Tyro Christian Church. Jack attended school in Wayside and Havana,KS, until the 8th grade when Wayside consolidated with the Caney school district. He graduated from high school there in 1973. Jack then attended Coffeyville Community College on a football scholarship in the fall of 1973 before transferring to Kansas State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1977. Upon graduation Jack returned home to work for the family business, Horton Oil Company. After the death of his father in October of 1978, Jack and brother-in-law Phil McKee formed the partnership Horton-Mckee Oil. Also at this time, along with Kurt Finney and Fred Jones, Jack was an owner in Jayhawk Drilling Company. He also had partnerships with Southwinds Energy and NTR Metals of Dallas, TX. From 1996 to 2012, Jack resided in Sedan, KS where he managed Red Buffalo ranch, the property of his cousin, Bill Kurtis, west of Sedan. After this time and until his passing, Jack maintained Horton Oil Company along with his son in Wayside, KS and the surrounding area.
He was united in marriage with Patricia Estes on May 31, 1980. Together they had 3 children. Jack lived his life with them in mind. At all times, Jack put the interests of others above his. His love of Christ made him a living example of Matthew 22:37-39. He loved cooking for his family and just being with them and knowing that they were ok. It was the thrill of his life to welcome a grandson in September of last year. Jack worked hard his whole life but knew that the simple things were the important things.
Jack is survived by his wife Patty Horton of the home, one son John Horton of Wayside, KS and two daughters Jacqueline Miller and husband Mike of Tulsa, OK. Lindsay Cacozza and husband Joseph of Dallas, TX. Three sisters; Susan Veith and husband Lee of Independence, KS, Kathy Schiefelbein and husband John of Ely, MN, Ruth McKee and husband Phil of Wayside, KS. One grandson; Joey Cacozza of Dallas, TX. Mother and father-in-law; Ferd and Sylvia Estes of Caney,KS. Along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; Hubert Horton in 1978 and Betty Horton in 2013. Memorials can be made in Jack’s name to Tyro Christian Church in Tyro, KS. or to Wayside Christian Church in Wayside, KS. Online condolences can be left to the family by going to


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  1. Jim and Karen Marshall
    Wann, OK

    Just learned of Jack's passing. Knew him for many years and we had some good laughs when he would come to our office. Know he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Patty and the kids.

  2. Kenneth & Beverly Aiken
    Havana, KS

    We were shocked to hear about Jack's passing. May the Lord wrap His arms of comfort around you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort through the coming years.

  3. Lue Diver Barndollar
    Coffeyville, KS

    My deepest sympathy to Patty, Ruth, and the rest of the family. My parents were friends of Jack's grandparents, and I've treasured my own contact with the Horton family. Randall (my cousin) and Ruth were dear to me.
    My hope is that many happy memories will help to ease the pain you're currently experiencing.
    Sincerely - Lue

  4. Bill and Michele Thomison Micheles Hair Boutique
    Caney, KS

    We are so sad at the loss of Jack. He was a wonderful person and always took the time to say hello. I will miss Jack coming in to the beauty shop. Our prayers for the family.

  5. Nancy Floyd
    Sedan, KS

    Dear Patty and family, John and I were so sorry to read about Jacks passing in the paper. Prayers for all of you. John and Nancy Floyd

  6. JB McCament
    Tacoma, WA

    JJ and I enjoyed Jack immensely; he was a warm and gracious guy and we are thankful for the privilege of being in his sphere. We will miss him and his great sense of humor. Our sincerest sympathies to Patty and the "kids".

    JB & JJ

  7. Terri Melander Dolski
    Lenexa, KS

    Dear Horton Family - our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Terri Melander Dolski

  8. Ilene & Wayne Brunette, Marvin & Beth Patterson
    Arden Hills, MN

    We were so sorry to hear of Jack passing! He was a kind and good friend of my Brother Marvin Patterson. They went to Havana school together. Jack and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Ross Bible
    Ramona, OK

    I am so sorry for your loss of John. May peace fill your heart with comfort and may the pain ease somehow with time.


  10. Nancy Turner
    Wichita, KS

    Patty, so sorry to hear this, think of you guys often, GOD bless your family...Love Nancy

  11. Alice (Weller) Johnson
    Woodstock, IL

    My deepest sympathies to Patty, Lindsay, Jacque and John and the entire family. Jack was such a great guy and always had a smile for everyone. May your memories comfort you through this difficult time and in the future.

  12. Marlene and Mike Smith
    Skiatook, OK

    God bless all the family! You are loved! May your memories provide comfort as you celebrate Jack’s life.

  13. Lorah greer
    Joplin, MO

    Dear patty Lindsay, Jackie, and John, I am so very sorry for the passing of Jack!! My thoights and prayers are with you all!!! Love you. Lorah..

  14. Janice Hiett Cockrell
    Archer, FL

    I went to school with Kathy in Wayside and was able to visit last April at our WHS reunion. I’m so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing! 62 is too young!!! May GOD rest his soul and bring comfort to his family! The video and obituary were beautiful!

  15. Mary Ellen Greer
    Joplin, MO

    Jack was a super cousin. Clayton, my late husband, became the best of friends upon our retirement from California.
    We thought highly of him and his wonderful family. It is with
    Deep regret we have felt in losing Jack on earth. We will all meet again.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy I extend to all of you.
    God bless and keep all his family. We will miss you Jack!

  16. Jeanne Hiett Jones
    Hendersonville, NC

    I am sorry to find out about Jack's passing. I was a friend of Kate's in high school and was around Jack then. It is heart warming to read about the good man he became. My deepest sympathies to Kate, Ruth and all of Jack's family and friends.

  17. Herbert Antle
    Coffeyville, KS

    My deepest condolences to your family at this time.I will always remember Jack as a kind friend.

  18. Sherry Larsh
    Independence, KS

    So sorry for your loss. Jack was a great guy.

  19. Lori (Biggerstaff) DiMaggio
    Ocean shores, WA

    So Very Sorry for your loss, a devastating time for your whole family. Know there are a lot of people sending you love and light at this time. Love, Lori

  20. Beverly Lynn
    Caney, KS

    Patty I am so sorry to learn of John's death. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort as you turn to the Lord and ask him to be with you.

  21. Mikel Melander
    Fairbanks, AK

    We lost the best of all of us

  22. Don Catlett
    Columbia, MO

    Patti and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack was a kind and decent man. It has always been a joy to speak and catch up with him when the chance occurred. He was one of the special good guys.

  23. Tammy (Gregg) Robinson
    Waldport, OR

    Sending love and deepest sympathy to your family!

  24. LeAnne Winkleman
    Independence, KS

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap his arms around you during this time.

  25. Brenda Henderson
    Tulsa, OK

    Patty and Family,

    My sincerest condolences in the loss of Jack. May God surround you with his light, love, and strength during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Brenda Henderson

  26. Howard and Evelyn Kennedy
    Bartlesville, OK

    We were so very sad to hear of Jack's passing. Jack was such a good man and
    made everyone he came in contact with feel welcome and valued. He has left a wonderful legacy as a friend and family man.

    All of the family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.

  27. Steve and Cheryl Perry
    Missouri City, TX

    Dear Patty and family, we send our deepest sympathy. Jack was a very respected southeast Kansas oil man. He was always honest and genuine. I know he will be missed by those who knew him.

  28. David Soles
    Caney, KS

    I am soo sorry for your loss, Jack was a good person who touched many lives. May the Lord hold all of you in his arms and give you peace

  29. Marsha and Rodney Dickens
    Sedan, KS

    Patty and Family- So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed. He always had a smile and was always interested in how our family was doing. So sorry
    you are going through this. Prayers.

  30. Debbie Martinez Cornett
    Independence, KS

    I met Jack when I started attending school in Havana in the 4th grade. After the 7th grade, I went to a different school and didn't have any further contact. I spoke with him briefly on the phone in 1995 when he was looking for information that my husband needed.

    Even back during the Havana school years, I always thought of Jack as one of the good guys. My sincerest condolences to Jack's family. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  31. Debbie Clark Eble
    Osawatomie, KS

    To Patty and all of Jacks family, I was so saddened to hear of Jacks passing. I always thought highly of him. Even as kids in high school he displayed integrity in his actions, and was always very kind. Praying for Gods comfort and sustaining presence for all of you during these hard days ahead.

  32. Debbie Clark Eble
    Osawatomie, KS

    To Patty and all of Jacks family, I was so saddened to hear of Jacks passing. I always thought highly of him. Even as kids in high school he displayed integrity in his actions, and was always very kind. Praying for Gods comfort and sustaining presence for all of you during these next hard days.

  33. Michelle Martin and Donld Fixico
    Mesa, AZ

    Sending our deepest condolences to the Horton and Kurtis families as you mourn Jack's passing. Jack was kind, generous, and witty and his passing leaves a void that will never be filled. Sending you wishes for healing and peace.

    Michelle Martin and Don Fixico

  34. Charles and Rhonda Lampson
    Sedan, KS

    Dear Patty, Lindsay, Jacque, and John:
    My heart breaks for all of you. Jack was a wonderful person and family man. He always had a hello with a smile. He is one of the good guys gone far too young. May you cherish the memories you shared with him as a husband and father. Talk often to Joey about his grandfather. He touched many lives and will be dearly missed. Let God wrap his arms around your family now and guide you through your time of need. You are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

  35. Tony and Toni Brown
    Farmington, AR

    Our deepest condolences in this difficult time. Praying for comfort and strength as you face the days ahead. He will be missed by many.

  36. Sharee (Hurt) Bertrand
    Holdrege, NE

    I am sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a great man, always enjoyed talking to him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  37. Joe and Chris Cacozza
    Utica, NY

    Patty, Lindsay, Jacque, and John.
    Our deepest sympathy is offered up at this most difficult time in your life. We only knew Jack for a weekend, but felt like we knew him forever. We hope to speak with you soon.

  38. stan karstetter
    cherryvale, KS

    So sorry to hear about Jack. I hope thoughts and condolences from friends and loved ones will assuage your sorrow as much as that is possible.

  39. Monica smith ( bays)
    sedan, KS

    My not remember me, but I grow up in wayside and and my grandparents know john very well, horald bays and Joan bays, and my dad Dewey bays! I am so sorry for the loss of a very wonderful and living and caring man, my family will pray for you all!!!! My he walk along with god and look down on you!!!! Sincerely Monica smith(bays)

  40. Kim Harden
    Independence, KS

    My heart is broken for your family. Your family is in my prayers

  41. Brent and Janet Boeve Jessie, Bethany, Britany and Jeff
    ramona, OK

    May the God of all comfort surround each of you in this time of sorrow.
    May the memories and stories bring tears, smiles, and laughs as you
    rejoice over Jack's life here on earth.
    May the promises of our Heavenly Father bring you peace knowing you will
    one day be reunited.

    Our love, our hearts, and prayers are with you

  42. Kendall Roper
    Meridian, ID

    Jack was a great man who was loved and respected by all that knew him. We wish his family well in his absence until we all reunite again in heaven.

  43. Terry Vernon
    Cocoa, FL

    So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Jack will be missed by many people and the community. Going to miss him. Prayers for Patti and the kids.

  44. Chansi Long
    Lawrence, KS

    When I think of Jack and his smile and how kind he was to me when I was a kid, my heart fills with a deep sadness knowing he is gone. I never knew when I would run into Jack, but his close relationship with my step dad made his appearance an unsurprising but always welcome thing. He invariably asked how I was doing in a genuine, caring way. I was always touched by his presence, and glad to have seen him. I am deeply sad that I will not experience his smile or sincerity again. He was a very dear friend to my step father, and he profoundly and positively affected our lives. I send my deepest condolences to the family for I know they are feeling a gaping hole where a special man once resided. I am sorry for your loss.

  45. Jo Ann Owens
    Coffeyville, KS

    Ruth and Phillip and all of the Horton family, so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jo Ann Owens

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