Posted: Fri 5:18 PM, Jul 26, 2013
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg
Loury Rennard "Newt" Horner, 80, of Mineral Wells, WV passed away at his residence, July 25, 2013.
He was born in Eaton, WV, June 3, 1933, a son of the late Harry J. and Ruth Khoenlein Horner.
"Newt" was a US Army Veteran and was a member of American Legion Post #15 and the V.F.W. He retired from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel after 44 years with the paper.
Surviving "Newt" are daughter Lora Rose Stringer and Larry of Parkersburg, sons James Horner and Ruth of Mineral Wells, Loury Horner, Jr. of Parkersburg, Lee William Horner and Donna of KY, step daughter Melinda M. Whealdon and Jim of Ohio, step sons Daniel Scott Metz and Dorothy of Parkersburg, Samuel Ray Metz of Ohio, grandchildren Michael Carpenter, James Carpenter, Evelyn Carpenter, Andrew Horner and Rebecca, Megan Horner, Kasaundra Glendenning, Heather Horner, Jessica Hoover, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and sister Ruth "Ninnie" Byrd.
In addition to his parents, "Newt" was preceded in death by his wife Sharon Hutchins Horner, step daughter Cynthia Spencer, six sisters and three brothers.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will be at the Walker Cemetery with full military rites by American Legion Post #15. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 on Sunday and for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting LeavittFuneralHome.com.