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Rodney Earl "Shorty" Horton

Obituary for Rodney Earl "Shorty" Horton

February 19, 1952 - November 18, 2021
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 69


Rodney Earl "Shorty" Horton, 69, of Owensboro, passed away November 18, 2021, at his home. He was born February 19, 1952, in Utica, to the late Archie "Pete" and Lillian Horton. Rodney was an avid collector of things, a motorcycle enthusiast, a talented woodworker, and an outdoorsman. He could be described as quiet, but when he spoke it meant something, and was often funny. Rodney was a jokester and never teetered the fence of being very blunt or very subtle, he was always one or the other.

Rodney was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Melissa Goodman Horton; his daughter, Mellany Horton; and his brothers, James Horton and David Horton.

He is survived by his children, Jeff (Jill) Horton and Tiffany (Gary) Lindsey; his grandchildren, Lacey (Isaac), Garret Blake (Caila), Dylan, Kathryn, Jakob, Bailee, Mason, Cooper, Mellany K., Alissa, Taylor, and Cullen; his great-grandchild, Tucker; his siblings, Robert Horton, Joan Horton, and Tony Horton; his sisters-in-law, Teresa Horton and Sue Horton; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3pm until 7pm Monday, and from 12pm until 2pm Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, with the funeral service beginning at 2pm. Burial will follow in Redhill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the family of Rodney Horton, c/o Tiffany Lindsey or Jeff Horton, 900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303.

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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