BOSSIER CITY, LA - Driskill B. Horton, Jr., a resident of Bossier City, recently passed away at the age of 67.
Horton was preceded in death by his parents, Lt. Col. Driskill B.
Horton, Sr., USAF and Topsy Loretta Horton. Surviving Driskill are his
two sons, Driskill Belcher Horton, III of New Orleans, Louisiana and
Mark David Horton and wife, Silma Lia Cortes Horton of Goiania, Brazil;
brother, Patrick Ronald Van Horton of Albuquerque, NM; sister, Pamela
Jeanette Morgan and her husband Waynn Morgan of Alvin, TX; and grandson,
Henrique Cortes, of Goiania, Brazil.
Driskill was born June 19, 1943
in Oklahoma City, OK. During the ten years that his father was
stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, he attended Bossier and Waller
Elementary Schools, Rusheon Jr. High and Bossier High. While his father
was based in Taranto, Italy, Driskill attended two American dependent
boarding schools in Wiesbaden, Germany and in Dreux, France, where he
graduated from high school.
Mr. Horton later graduated from Louisiana
Tech University where he received a BA in Education and an MA in
Special Education. He worked for Caddo Parish School Board for over 30
years as a special education teacher, assessment teacher, educational
consultant, work-study coordinator, assistant principal, principal,
adult basic and secondary education teacher, and adult education
Driskill was known for his humor, art, and love for
learning. He was a self-taught oil painter with an amazing gift of
creativity. He also wrote a touching book, entitled The Kiss about his
loving parents Driskill and Topsy. After retiring, he pursued and earned
three additional Master's degrees from LA Tech University and
Northwestern State University.
Driskill made a profession of faith in
Jesus Christ as a young boy of 12 years of age during the time that he
and his family were members of First Christian Church Disciples of
Christ in Bossier City.
The family will be receiving friends at
Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City, Monday July 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Services will also be held at Rose-Neath Tuesday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m.
with burial following at Hill Crest Memorial Park.