Driskill Belcher Horton Jr.
BOSSIER CITY, LA - Driskill B. Horton, Jr., a resident of Bossier City, recently passed away at the age of 67.
Mr. 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 administrator.
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.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Jul. 25, 2010.
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July 26, 2010
I met Driskill at a St. John's choir party and I took the picture that you used in the paper which was supplied by Ann, Driskill's friend who is also a choir member with my wife, Debbie. I gave Ann some additional pictures. Driskill and I corresponded a couple of times after the choir party and I emailed him a copy of my Horton genealogy to to see if we are related. He never responded to this information and I do not know if he received it. He seemed to be a very nice man and I am so sorry for your loss.
July 26, 2010
so sorry to hear about Driskill. we were in school together at Bossier High. I remember him as very witty person. My thoughts and prayerw will be with your family. God Bless
pat seabaugh young
July 26, 2010
Driskill and I worked together for many years at the Caddo Parish School Board. We became great friends and played racket ball two or three times a week at the downtown YMCA. We once attended a school conference in Utah and went skiing on some very difficult slopes. Driskill was an excellent racket ball player, a good all-around athlete, and a wonderful friend. May God comfort the family and friends at this sad time.
Jimmy Stockard
July 25, 2010
It is with great sorrow that we hear of the passing of Driskill. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. We remember Driskill as a fellow classmate of ours at Bossier High School. The friends and aquaintences he had there will remember him in our thoughts and prayers. On behalf of the BHS Class of '61, may God be with you, the family, friends and loved ones during this time of grief.
Gary Patrick
BHS '61
Gary Patrick
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