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Bob Horton

April 23, 1937 — October 11, 2022


Bob Horton

Robert W. Horton, Sr.

Age 85 of Braceville, passed away peacefully Tuesday October 11, 2022 at Riverside Miller Health Care in Kankakee.

Born April 23, 1937, Robert William was the son of William and Marie Horton. He was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1955. Bob attended Joliet Junior College and went on to successfully own and operate 5 Star Pest Control for 35 plus years, leading to him being affectionately known as “The Bugman”.

He had a huge heart for animals, often taking in stray cats or would find a dog companion at the animal shelter, and the birds always had plenty of seed with a bird bath full of water. Bob was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed cheering for the Chicago Cubs.

Surviving were his wife, Tina Horton of Kankakee; three sons, Rob (Chris) Horton Braidwood, Kyle (Sarah) Horton Wilmington, and Darren Horton of Dana Point, California; two step daughters: Susan (Larry) Olichwier Crestwood, Illinois and Monica (Jeff) Hagberg Essex; as well as many grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents William & Marie Horton and his daughter Deborah Jackson.

Per Bob’s wishes, cremation rites are being accorded, and a private family graveside service will take place.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Bob’s memory to Uplifted Care, 482 Main Street NW, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Bob’s memorial page via social media.

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.


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