Joseph "Joe" E. HornerApril 11, 1927 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 90)
JOSEPH E. “Joe” HORNER, 90, of Parker entered eternal rest with Jesus Christ at 1:22 PM Tuesday (06-06-17) at VNA-Inpatient Hospice in Butler following an extended illness.
Born in Dutch Hill, Pa. on April 11, 1927, he was the son of the late Roy A. and Blanche Keefer Horner.
Following graduation from the former Parker High School, he entered the U.S. Navy with service in Puerto Rico from April 1945 with honorable discharge in August 1946.
He then began thirty four years of employment with the former Glass Container Corp. of Parker. Following the plant closing, he did custodial employment with the A.C.Valley School District at Foxburg and the U.S. Post Office at Parker.
Joe’s favorite avocation was painting homes in the Parker and surrounding areas. Because of his attention to detail and his care for the work, he was long sought after for his expertise in the painting field.
Joe was a member of the American Legion and VFW of Parker, and just weeks ago received his 70 Years membership pin with the Legion.
He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Parker where he had served as elder and trustee.
Surviving are a daughter: Lisa (Gary) Hunker of North Apollo; two sons: Brad (Janice) Horner and Gary Horner, all of Parker; five grandchildren: Taylor, Shayla, and Lexie Hunker, Brian (Rachel) Horner, and Kristen (Andy) Smith; four great-grandchildren: Marissa Smith, Madelyn Horner, Kendra Smith, and Andie Arblaster; number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Arvella “Pose” Kriebel Horner whom he married July 21, 1950 and who passed away February 3, 2008. He was also preceded by a sister, Lucille “Celie” Horner Trill, a brother David E. “Ed” Horner, a sister Audrey at birth, and a brother Russell in youth.
In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to VNA-Inpatient Hospice in Butler. Donations will be used to purchase American Flag Blankets for veterans in their care.