Arlie Ray Horn, Sr.

September 24, 1924, June 01, 2018

Arlie Horn, Sr.

Arlie Ray Horn, Sr. passed away June 1, 2018. He was the second of nine children born to Lenora Bell and Thomas Jackson Horn on September 24, 1924 in Magnolia Springs, TX. He had a happy childhood spent with his siblings and cousins, camping by the river and enjoying the outdoors.

Arlie Ray entered the Army at the age of 19 where he was trained and eventually deployed to England prior to World War II. On June 6, 1944, in the second wave of attack, Tech sergeant, Arlie Ray Horn, along with 2000 of his fellow compatriots in the 29th infantry, stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Arlie was among the 20% of men that survived the second wave. This day would eventually become known as D-Day and marks one of the most significant moments in United States history. He went on to lead a very distinguished and decorated military career where he received 3 purple hearts, a bronze star, and silver star for valor. He was a war hero and was treated as such following his honorable discharge until the day he passed.

In December of 1944, Arlie met Ladene Daniels in Jasper, TX and they were married the following year when he returned home from the war. They had two children, Arlie Jr. (Sonny) and Pam. The family grew to 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren—his most prized earthly gifts. Arlie and Ladene settled in Beaumont in 1951 where he began his 34-year career with ExxonMobil.

After retirement, Arlie Ray continued to serve his community and country selflessly by volunteering his time to his most beloved Woodlands Baptist Church, Texas Silver Haired Legislature, Nutrition & Services for Seniors, and Indian Springs Special Needs Camp. His life’s creed is summarized in his own words: Remove from your heart, hate; Remove from your mind, worry; Live simply; Give more; Expect less; Stay focused; and at the end, you will have been a happy camper.

He was a lover of life, a lover of people, a lover of God, a war hero, a storyteller, and an incredible leader that did so by example. He made the people around him better and will be dearly missed, but will be ever present in our hearts and in the way we live our lives.

His parents, his wife Ladene, wife of 61 years, and seven of his siblings precede him in death. He is survived by Arlie Ray Horn, Jr. (Sonny) and partner Arianna, Pamela Danna and husband Leo, grandchildren, Matt Danna, wife Dana, Eli Horn, Seth Danna, wife Amanda, Amanda Barringer, husband Jason, Leo Danna, Emma Horn, fiancé Daniel Wheeler, and great grandchildren Lainey Ray, Dani Jo and June Ann Berringer, Monroe, Pearson, Hayes, Luca and Aspen Danna, his special and dear friend, Jerry Comeaux and brothers Dan and Leonard Horn. Our love and thanks to all that have shared in our Dad’s journey.

Services will be held at Woodland Baptist Church, 1860 W. Lucas, Beaumont, TX. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, with a Time for Sharing at 6:30 pm. The funeral will be on D-day, at 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Magnolia Springs Cemetery at 2:00 pm, all under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avneue, Beaumont.

Donations may be made to Woodland Baptist Church, 1860 West Lucas, Beaumont, Texas 77706; Nutrition & Services for Seniors, 4590 Concord Road, Beaumont, Texas 77703; Indian Springs Special Needs Camp, 6106 Holland Cemetery Road, Kountze, Texas 77625; or to Impact a Hero, 9337 Spring Cypress Road, Suite A #402, Spring, Texas 77379.


Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Gathering of Family and Friends
Woodland Baptist Church
1860 West Lucas Beaumont, TX 77706
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A TIme for Sharing
Woodland Baptist Church
1860 West Lucas Beaumont, TX 77706
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Funeral Service
Woodland Baptist Church
1860 W Lucas Beaumont, TX 77706
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Interment 2:00 p.m.
Magnolia Springs Cemetery
30.729522 Zzz94.031537
Memorial Contribution
Woodland Baptist Church
1860 West Lucas Beaumont, TX 77706
Memorial Contribution
Indian Springs Special Needs Camp
6106 Holland Cemetery Road, Kountze, Texas 77625
Memorial Contribution
Nutrition and Services for Seniors
4590 Concord Road Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (7)

  • W. J.

    03 July 2018 at 15:30 | #

    To the family:
    My condolences to all of you. May the memories you shared together and the promises found at John 6:40 and Acts 24:15 provide you with comfort, strength and hope for the future. We long to see their fulfillment soon..


  • Casey Hancock

    27 June 2018 at 14:35 | #

    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Horn when he spoke at my school's Veterans Day Program. He was a true hero and touched many people with his story. He will be greatly missed by many, even those like me who he only touched for a brief moment.


  • R.H.

    13 June 2018 at 12:41 | #

    So sorry for your loss. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when word will fail to capture the JOY of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you, for ‘there is going to be a resurrection.’ Acts 24:15; John 5:28


  • David Aldridge

    05 June 2018 at 02:10 | #

    I worked with and for Arlie Ray at Mobil. He was a good man and always had a smile or a funny comment. The world will miss heroes like him.


  • Vicki Mullins

    04 June 2018 at 22:48 | #

    I'm so saddened by Arlie's passing. Him, LaDene, Sonny and Pam have been lifetime friends of my family. I have so many cherished memories with this family from Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church to school functions to being neighbors in Woodland Acres. Arlie was so kind and was a wonderful role model to all that crossed his path. My heart goes out to Sonny and Pam. Love you both.


  • Dan Wallach

    04 June 2018 at 19:57 | #

    Arlie was a personal hero to me. His Army service in World War II is the stuff of legend. He embodied the term "greatest generation."
    And he was a good, good man. He worked with Nutrition and Services for Seniors, served in the Sliver-Haired Legislature.
    He was brave and he was kind.
    A fine American has passed.
    And he will be buried on the anniversary of the D-Day invasion, a battle he fought in to ensure our freedom.
    Thank you, Arlie Ray Horn Sr.


  • Susan Fuller

    04 June 2018 at 17:02 | #

    So very sorry to hear about Mr. Horn's passing. He was a sweetheart and will be missed by many.


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