John Richard Hornsby was born November 1, 1929 in Elgin, he was a son of the late Joe T. and Elizabeth Branham Hornsby.
John Richard Hornsby, 84, of Elgin, passed away February 1, 2014.
Mr. Hornsby had two wives that loved him very dearly, the late Bessie McKenzie Miles “Becky” Hornsby, and Sarah Jackson Hornsby. He was a member of Union Baptist Church, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, singing, dancing, and helping others.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah Jackson Hornsby; step-children, Kathy Johnson (Donnie), Felder McCoy, Wayne McCoy (Frances), Sandra Truesdale (Joe), and Claude McCoy (Shonda); 13 step grandchildren; 7 step great-grandchildren; and a sister, Josephine Nelson (Don). He was predeceased by his first wife, Bessie McKenzie “Becky” Hornsby; step-daughter, Fay “Missy” Massebau; brother, Woodrow Hornsby, and sisters, Eleree Hartman and Thelma Nelson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family will receive friend Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church, or a Church of one’s choice.