David Christopher Horn (“Poppy”), age 83, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, after a lengthy and valiant battle against Parkinson’s disease. A private family ceremony officiated by Mack McCarter was held at Osborn Funeral Home on Friday, May 13th followed by graveside services at Forest Park Cemetery.
David was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1939 then later moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma where he attended high school and participated on the golf team. In 1962, David graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he was a proud member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and an avid fan of the Oklahoma Sooners football team (Boomer…!).
David married his beloved wife Barbara Gage Horn in November 1962 in San Francisco, California where he worked for Bank of America. In his international banking capacity, they relocated to Bangkok, Thailand in 1965 where he continued to follow his passion for travel and golf and was able to explore a vast part of Asia while raising three children. Later in life, he and Barbara continued to be deeply involved in Asian ministry and participated with the Park Cities Presbyterian Church in developing and establishing a church plant and medical clinic in Nong Khai, Thailand where they have returned dozens of times on mission trips.
The family returned to North America in 1969 and resided in Enid, Oklahoma; Vancouver, Canada; Moraga, California; Dallas, Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana. In Shreveport, Poppy delighted in being near his grandchildren and played an integral role in their development. He served as an international banker for most of his career before joining his son Steve in the automobile business at Chevyland in 2000, serving as Treasurer.
David was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy Dillingham; his father, Oswald Horn; and his brother-in law, Jim Gage. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Barbara Horn; his daughter Debbie Horn of Seattle; daughter Kathy Flay of Dallas; husband John Flay; son Steve Horn of Shreveport, his wife Nancy McCarter; Steve’s children Gage Horn, Frazier Horn, Mae Horn, their mother Leah Craft; Nancy’s daughter Jacqueline Loftin; brother-in-law Ed Gage of Muskogee, his wife Laney; nieces Cindy Johnson and Julie Ganter; nephew John Gage and their families.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Irma Lopez who has been a constant presence in their lives for many years and assisted with the care of David. Special appreciation is also expressed to his friends at the YMCA Rock Boxing group and his water aerobics instructor, Brenna Petricko.
Honorary pallbearers are Steve Horn, Gage Horn, Frazier Horn, Ed Gage, John Flay, and Jerry Montgomery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following or charity of your choice:
Community Renewal International- 838 Margaret Pl, Shreveport, LA 71101