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Claude Hillis Horton Sr.

May 14, 1927 – May 23, 2020


Last updated 5/31/2020 at 5:36am

Claude Hillis Horton Sr.

Claude Hillis Horton Sr. was born on May 14, 1927 in Pryor, Okla., and passed from this earth on May 23, 2020, in Bakersfield at the age of 93.

Claude was a foreman at McConnell Farms in Wasco for many years and worked in agriculture his whole life. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather to his family. He was a Christian man who went to church his whole life. He attended United Pentecostal Churches for many years, and his current church was Sounds of Pentecost with Pastor David Downing in Wasco.

He is survived by his lovely wife of 72 years, Mary Maxine Horton. He leaves behind six sons: Ray, Sonny, Bobby (Theresa), Daniel (Ellen), Mike and Ben (Toni); one daughter, Gwen Furgerson (Kelvin); one awesome granddaughter, Jodi Sanchez; and 20 other grandkids and many great grandchildren.

He has one living sister, Virginia Thompson, in Texas, and was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.


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