Olan Joe Horn

Olan Joe Horn, 87, of Amarillo, TX died March 9, 2020.

Services will be at 1:00 P.M., Friday, March 13, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Military rites are provided by Volleys for Veterans. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Joe Horn was born December 19, 1932 in Lubbock, TX. He was the son of Ed and Susan Horn.

Joe entered the United States Air Force in 1949 at the age of 17 and he was a veteran of the Korean War.

He married his long-time sweetheart, Billie Rhea Pruett on October 19, 1950 in Carlsbad, NM. Together they enjoyed square dancing and traveling. They were married for 52 years until her death in 2002.

Joe retired from the Air Force in 1970 with the rank of Master Sergeant. Later that year, he began teaching Vocational Electronics at Amarillo High School. His second career lasted until his retirement in 1993. His remaining years were dedicated to travel, buying and selling various items, and playing poker when he could.

Joe is survived by his three children, Michael Horn and wife Susie, of Abilene, TX, Denise Taylor, of Amarillo, and Dennis Horn and wife Debbie, of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and many friends and neighbors.

13 Replies to “Olan Joe Horn”

  1. What do you say about a person that changed your life and set you on your destiny in life…Mr Horn is how we addressed him and if the facts had been know, it would have been to honor his service to this country. To this day his laugh and the way he spoke to us will always be remembered as well as his patience and willingness to sit with us and help us with our projects we brought to class. I was in his class the last two years of the old Amarillo High and also went to see his new class at the new Amarillo High. It makes me proud to have been a part of his life but wished I had kept in touch. God bless you Mr Horn….thank you and will see you when I arrive.

  2. He was a great teacher and mentor, I retired from the military and started teaching high school following his example. Electronics Class 83-84.

  3. To Mikey… we love you and are thinking about you. Sending hugs.

    To MSgt Horn… Thank you. Rest easy, now. We have the watch.

  4. My name is Huley Joe Horn, and I was born in Lubbock on Nov. 23 1940. My two children were students at Amarillo High School when Olan Joe Horn taught there. I do not believe we are related, but the our common features are very interesting.

  5. It is with sadness we read of the passing of Joe. Guss taught many years with him at AHS and Vinita attended many vocational meetings with him through the years. May he rest eternally in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Blessings to each of you children and your families at this time of sorrow

  6. I am so sorry, Mike, but he is watching over you…wish I could be there! Love you! Prayers for the family.

  7. Prayers for his family during this time of sorrow. May the God of comfort, our Heavenly Father, shelter you under His wing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *