Harold R. Horr

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Harold R. Horr, 81, of Waynesburg, formerly of West Alexander, died at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2012, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg, after being in failing health for the past year.


He was born in West Finley Township, Washington County, a son of the late Henry Glenn and Helen Margaret Mahan Horr.


Mr. Horr had resided in the West Alexander area for several years, Graysville and West Finley Township prior to moving to the Waynesburg area in 2005.


He was a former member of Grace Bible Church in West Middletown and was a member and trustee of Maranantha Baptist Church in Holbrook at the time of his death.


Mr. Horr was a veteran of the Korean War. He served with the U.S. Army as a private first class and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.


He was formerly employed as a meter reader and service technician with Columbia Gas in New Brighton for 19 years prior to retiring in 1969, a bus driver for Grace Bible Christian School and was a self-employed dairy farmer in West Alexander until 1983.


Mr. Horr was a former member of Big Knob Grange in Beaver County and was an avid horseman and member of the Percheron Horse Association in Fredericktown, Ohio.


He enjoyed country music and square dancing.


On June 20, 1952, he married Colleen Ramona Dunn, who died in June 1996.


Surviving from this marriage are his children, Sandy, wife of Billy Reece of Coburn, Va., Steven, husband of Mary Horr of West Alexander, Dennis, husband of Elaine Horr of Goshen, Ohio, and Greg, husband of Wendy Horr of Hemet, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Paul Horr of Holbrook, Thomas, husband of Linda Horr of St. Helen’s, Mich., W. Laverne, husband of Rosella Horr of Freedom, and George, husband of Janet Horr of Masontown; and several nieces and nephews.


On April 27, 1997, he married Maxine Lee Parson Hewitt, who survives, along with her children, Daunice, wife of Ronald Lohr of Waynesburg, James, wife of Debbie Hewitt of Graysville and Jeff Hewitt of Waynesburg; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased, in addition to his parents and first wife, are a daughter, Amy Horr; three great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Trevor and Levi Horr; and a sister, Karen Young.


Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012 with the Rev. Vernon K. Berdine officiating. Interment will follow in West Alexander Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Maranantha Baptist Church, 353 Maranantha Road, Holbrook, PA 15341. Graveside military rites will be accorded by representatives of the U.S. Army and Claysville American Legion Post 639. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences and flowers at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.


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