Arnold L. (Jack) Horton was born Aug 25, 1934 to Jacob Horton and Augusta Weith Horton.
Jack was the youngest of five children, along with a brother, Gail, and sisters, Bonnie, Betty and Avona. Jack was raised in Norwood. Colo., where he graduated from Norwood High School with perfect attendance (all four years with no absences).
Jack worked odd jobs for a while before he joined the military and went to New York City, where he served in the armed services for two years before returning to Colorado.
He moved to Moab, where he began his trucking career and met his wife of 41 years, Joella Parmenter Horton. Together they had two children, a son Les (Melodie) Horton of Moab, Utah, and a daughter, Jackie Hill of Moab. He had two granddaughters, Natasha Hill and Aubre Cox, both of Moab, as well as the many others who called him Grandpa.
Jack was a truck driver for most of his life – a job he loved very much. He enjoyed working in his garden, camping, fishing and taking vacations with his family.
He loved his dogs. He had many over the years. He most recently enjoyed many years with his best buddy, his German shepherd Tazmo.
He enjoyed going to resturants to socialize with friends, as well as social events in Moab and surrounding areas. He also loved football and had a love/hate relationship with the Denver Broncos.
He has spent his last years with family and friends and his dog. After a long illness he is now at rest with his family who preceded him in death.
He was a wonderful father and was very loved. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.