Pastor Robert “Brother Bob” Horton, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 28, 2021. Bob was born on February 11, 1934, in Camden, Tenn., the son of Robert Lindell Horton and Vera Janet Pierce. He grew up in a family with seven brothers and two sisters.
Bob, at the age of 19, asked Jesus to come into his heart to be his Lord and Savior. Shortly after that he felt the call and dedicated his life to full time ministry to serve the Lord. He enrolled into Hannibal-LaGrange College and while attending school he was called to serve as Pastor of Peno Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Mo. He later felt the Lord’s call and was led to Rock Falls Baptist Church, Orrick, Mo., where he faithfully served as their beloved Pastor for over 35 years. Brother Bob loved his church family dearly and compassionately. He always felt it was a privilege and a joy to pastor the flock. During that time, he also served as an intern missionary with trips to Africa, China, and Guatemala. He came to love and care for those men and women he worked with in these areas. Brother Bob prayed fervently for all of them as well as our military service personnel and our country’s leaders.
Brother Bob was a jack of all trades and was always the first to come to the aid for others in need. For those who knew him, hunting and fishing was another hobby. Bob had countless stories of good times that he shared with family and friends who shared their love, and depending on the day, their frustration with the sport. But greater than this passion in these activities, was his passion for reaching those who did not know his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was very committed on trying to help disciple all members to be able to walk and discern in their lives on how to serve the Lord. Brother Bob mentored other pastors the word of God so that they might lead their flock to know God’s promises and truths.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Willis, James, Ray, Clement, and Donald Gene; one sister, Melissa; his son, Robert; and grandson, Zachary.
Brother Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Clara Horton; two sons, Don and Ailene Horton (Russ and Gina), James and Janna Horton (Lindsay, Randy, Kayla and Treston); one daughter, Debbie and Matt Marrant (Matthew and Luke); and one daughter-in-law, Sue Horton (Gail, Janet and Erin). He is also survived by 23 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at Rock Falls Baptist Church on Friday, July 2, 2021 9:30 to 11 a.m. with funeral service following. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Richmond, Mo.
Arrangements are in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Our Sincere Condolences
With great sorrow & respect:
I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to the entire family of Brother Bob Horton. Although we know Brother Bob has been called home he will remain in our hearts & minds forever. God has received a dutiful & faithful servant of the gospel for our Lord & Savior. Brother Bob was a dedicated teacher & a true vessel of the Lord. Brother Bob was gifted & blessed with the ability to serve the Lord & deliver the message of the good news proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ. He is now absent from the body & present with the Lord. He has been chosen to leave us and the good Lord has truly received another soldier in the army of our Lord. May the days ahead bring comfort & celebration to all the family knowing that he is with his Holy Father now. It is with great respect that I offer my prayers & condolences for the family.
Rick & Sheila Woods
So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.
What a moment that must have been when he saw his Savior face to face! Praying the Holy Spirit will comfort y’all.
Keith and Dixie Austin
We pray for God to hold you and your dear family in His hands and give you the comfort that only He can.
Roger and Deborah Greer
We pray for comfort during this time and will keep your family in our prayers.
Sonny and Betty Snow
Thinking of you all this day and the days to come. We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort!
Bob & Judy Price
We always enjoyed it when your parents visited with us at Calvary Baptist Church in Pilot Point. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.
Love, Jerry and Cheryl
My deepest sympathies for the family of Pastor Bob Horton. He was a joy to be around. I always enjoyed our conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with the Horton family.
Susan Bollinger Mcauliffe