Rupert Francis "Bo" Horka

May 16, 1941 - January 28, 2021

Rupert Francis “Bo” Horka, 79, of Silsbee, died Thursday, January 28, 2021.  He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Marguerite Tucker Horka and Henry Thomas Horka.

Bo lived a faithful and highly accomplished life, with a successful career and loving family.  He attended both the University of Notre Dame and the University of Texas at Austin and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence at St. Mary’s University School of Law.

A man devoted to justice and fairness, Bo served over thirty years as a civil and criminal prosecutor in the state of Texas.  His passion for law proceeded him, Bo successfully argued some of the most notorious cases in Hardin County.  In addition to his career, Bo was passionate about advocacy and community.  His involvement included Jaycees, Silsbee Little Dribblers, Silsbee Little League, Silsbee Parks Advisory Board, and Silsbee Little Theater.  Bo was also a very devoted member of St. Mark Catholic Church and was instrumental in over a dozen ACTS retreats. Bo’s greatest accomplishment and pride though was his family.

Survivors include his wife, Pam Horka; children, Dee Dee Horka Scott and her husband, Eric, of Alice and Misti Doucet of Silsbee; grandchildren, Cullen Cutbirth of Denver, Colorado; Hunter Ingram and his wife, Madison, of Plano; Caroline Hajduk and her husband, Thomas, of Houston; Hadyn Ingram of College Station; and London Doucet of Silsbee; great-grandchild, Holden Beau Ingram; and godson, Jesse Wheeler and his wife, Millette, and their two sons, Jacob and Cole Wheeler, all of Lumberton.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ann Wheeler.

Bo’s memorial service will be 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mad to Hardin County Men’s Acts Ministry, P.O. Box 8180, Lumberton, Texas 77657 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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Terri Wilber Broussard

Mrs. Horka, and family, I just want you all to know how much Bo and Pam touched my family’s life. Bo was such a bulldog and a warrior for us. I will never forget the compassion, the tears he shed, the hard work, and oh my goodness, the friendship that we felt. Rest easy, sweet man, I will never forget you! Praying for your amazing wife, and and no doubt, a wonderful family. Hugs to all.

Becky and Haden Bourg

God, grant Bo eternal rest in your heavenly will be remembered with love for those left behind. RIP

Vickie Cross

I worked for Bo in the District Attorney’s Office in the 80’s. He was the best prosecutor ever! I so enjoyed working for him. Bo was super smart and he had a sense about the cases he tried. When he had a case he was so focused on getting a conviction!! There will never be another Bo Horka. I loved him dearly. He was good to me . Praying for his family. RIP my friend!

Nan & Truman Gore

Sending our sincere condolences. Praying for all the family.

Tom and Elizabeth Hanna

Pam, We were so saddened when we received word of Bo's passing. It was our blessing to know him and our pleasure to work with him. How his smile could light a room and how fiercely he could fight for a client. His picture hangs in my office and brings back so many memories. How glad I am that we all had that time together September past. May you feel the strong arms of the Lord around you to comfort you in this time of loss and sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and the family. Tom and Liz Hanna

Pat Hardy

There's a special place in Heaven for Bo. He helped many people, including me, and always gave more then he got. May he RIP. Pat "Hawk" Hardy”

Barbara Fesco


James Hernandez

Bo was a long time customer and friend to my parents. My mom enjoyed visiting with him any time he came to the restaurant over the years. He always had an infectious smile and warm greeting. Our deepest condolences for his friends and family. His wife and family are in our prayers, The Lord be with you. -The Hernandez Family

Janet Hare Kleerekoper

Dee Dee I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!

Hicks Dunlap

Bo was the best of the best. As a young police officer, he taught me a great deal. It was a pleasure to sit with him for hours on end preparing for a case to go to trial. My very first murder that I worked, he was instrumental in bringing it to justice. Pam was a comfort as she came and hang out with me during that trial. The Lisa Wilber trial was the most remarkable piece of work I had ever seen. Once again, he was the very best. Rest in heaven my friend. I’ll never forget you.

Peggy / Jim Brown

Bo was a wonderful and caring man. .He was always there if you needed him. He was a special friend. He is going to be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him. May he RIP. May the Peace of God comfort his family in these sad times.

Letha Miller

Pam, my prayers are with you and your family. I was so sorry to hear this. You and Bo were always so kind to me. RIP Bo, you will be greatly missed by so many.

Shannon Garrod

Misti, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry for your loss, but happy for what he has gained! Shannon Garrod


Bo. Thank you for being a friend and mentor. Prayers to family.

Martha Richardson

My sincerest condolences to the Horka family. Bo was an extrordinary prosecutor and fine man who always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace. May his beautiful family be wrapped in the comfort only Jesus can provide.