Douglas R. Horton

Douglas R. Horton, 51, Shawnee, KS greeted his Lord and loved ones (parents, siblings, and friends) on December 23, 2013. Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 28th at 11:00a.m. at Antioch Church, located at the corner of I-35 and Antioch, at Exit 230. 5201 Antioch Rd. Overland Park, KS 66202.  Doug was born March 30, 1962 in Leavenworth, Kansas to Mike and Connie Horton. He is survived by: his wife of nearly 20 years, Sherry; sons, Daryl Horton, Eric Horton, Adam Horton; step sons, Stephen Burton, and Brent Burton; Children from his former marriage, Laura Horton, and Patrick Horton. He also leaves behind his mother in law, Shirley Cook, and several beloved brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Doug proudly served in the US Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California, and retired at the rank of Sergeant. He led his family with his strong faith in Jesus Christ, his love of family togetherness, and a distinct sense of humor. He was a member of Antioch Church and loved singing with the choir, praising and worshiping the Lord.  He had a big heart, a brilliant mind, and was a hard worker who could fix just about anything. He enjoyed helping people. He especially liked to cook for others, and he took great pleasure in gardening.  He will be deeply missed.
 “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  Psalms 139:16


  1. Michele Slocum on January 4, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    The Lord’s great Shalom.
    He is with you always, even when you feel alone. He loves you. All you have to do is ask in Jesus’ beautiful name, and it shall be given you. Thank Him and Praise Him after asking because it is already there. Continue to Praise Him until what you ask manifests. For it is in His Praise that He is able to work His miracles. I love you with all my heart and offer His Shalom..

  2. Dr Jane Straw on December 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    So sorry to learn of Doug`s passing. Prayers are being said on behalf of your family Sherry. In Christ`s love. Jane Straw

  3. David Goldstein & Family on December 30, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Sherry and family,

    We heard about Doug’s passing with great regret. Our thoughts and love go out to all of you at this very difficult time.

  4. Rick Goldstein on December 30, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Dear Little Sister
    I know there is nothing I can say that will make your loss easier. I hope you can understand what I can’t put to words.”
    Angeli tecum ingrediantur – (May) angels walk with you.

  5. Dan for Cathy Riley on December 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm


    My heart grieves at your loss. I pray our Lord rains down His presence to you in a MIGHTY WAY, and supplies you with an ABUNDANCE of strength, wisdom, comfort and rest.

    Thank you for keeping everyone informed during such a difficult time. Even though mere words seem so insufficient right now, please know that we care.

    With our most sincere condolences,
    Dan and Cathy Riley

  6. Pat & Kelly Eggimann on December 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Sherry & family
    We are do sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Pat & Kelly Eggimann

  7. Grace Colbert on December 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Dear Sherry and family,

    Pain is present at times in life, especially at this time of separation from those we love, may your faith give you comfort in the promises Jesus has given in the Word.

    May you always be doing those good kind things which show that you are a child of God, (as Doug has lived) for this will bring much praise and glory to God. –Philippians 1:11–

    God’s love is ours even in our sorrow!
    My prayers remain, unceasing.

    Love you all dear believers,
    Sister Grace

  8. Bridget Hanna on December 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Doug, You were an awesome guy and a great family man. You will definitely be missed, but I am glad you are home with Jesus. Love and comfort be with Sherry and your wonderful family.

  9. Katrina Nelson on December 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    My Dearest sister Sherry and family~
    I was deeply saddened to hear of the most recent loss of your beloved husband Doug. I know he left behind a beautiful legacy! While I know that his presence in you, your children and dogs lives will be greatly missed, I am thankful to know that there are no permanent goodbyes for those of us who are in Christ. Thank you Jesus that in You, to be absent from the body is to be present with our wonderful Lord! He is dancing on the streets of gold, face to face with Jesus and joining in the great assembly of angels and saints that have gone before us in praise in a state of perfection now with no more pain and suffering. You will be in my prayers that The Lord will comfort you and meet every need as only He can! Love you all! Katrina

  10. Mike Davis & Family on December 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Sherry and the family, losing Doug as a friend is truly heartfelt. He was always there for me when my wife Eboni went through her heart troubles. The most caring and hardworking guy I’ve met, and if you needed help then Doug would not hesitate to try and help you out. We’ve lost a true angel in Doug and may God embrace his precence and bless your family.

  11. Mary Margaret and Michele on December 27, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Prayers and sympathy to all of you during these difficult days.

    Mary Margaret and Michele

  12. Susan J Mitchell on December 27, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Sherry – I am so sorry. I have been along this journey with you through Twila. I found it kind of funny that we knew each other originally through Joanie. Please know that my prayers have been with you and will continue to be with you through this new journey. God has been with you and He will NOT leave you. God cares for you and your family… and so do a lot of other people.

  13. The Pickman Family on December 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Sherry and Family~
    We cannot express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. We have always been grateful to you and Doug for your support when we lost our Baby Madden. Please know that we are here for you anytime for anything at all you may need. Doug was a wonderful man and he will be so dearly missed. We will continue to hold you all in our thoughts and prayers. With deep sympathy and much love, The Pickmans; Michael, Amanda, Hailey and Mason.

  14. Ed Chapman, III on December 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I went to school with Doug, grade school through high school. He was a groomsman at my wedding. I lost touch with Doug over the last few years, and often wondered what he was up to. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. I am happy to learn that he had a terrific family and a good life. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. He will indeed be missed.

  15. Brenda Lindsay on December 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    To Sherry and family, I pray for you and your children as you go through this time of grieving. My heart is sad because I know how much you loved Doug. I know that he is dancing on the streets of gold with our Heavenly Father. May you always be blessed with sweet memories of the love that you shared with Doug. My condolences to you and your family and extended family.

    Brenda Lindsay

  16. Patricia Sumstine on December 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    to my precious Sister-in-Christ – I will always remember how Doug supported you when we did Alpha together – he was always there to do the will of The Lord. What a gentle kind spirit of a man he was. Sending my prayers for the whole family. Patty Sumstine

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