Corthal Dodson Horn

Horn CorthalCENTRALIA — Corthal Dodson Horn, Sr., 75, of Centralia, passed away at 5:16 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Mo.

He was born on September 13, 1938, in Odell, Texas, the son of C.D. “Tom” and Lona (Kays) Horn.

Mr. Horn is survived by his daughter Jessica Horn of Riverside, Ca.; Carol Cooper and husband Andy of Centralia, Candice Shields and husband Ryan of Centralia, Corthal Horn, Jr. and wife Jasmine of Centralia, Lon Horn of Riverside, California; 11 grandchildren Brittany Lake and husband Corporal Matthew, Samantha Malouff, Brooke Horn, Logan Shields, Aibhlin Shields, Aneira Shields, Trinity Horn, Corthal Horn III, Lillian Horn, Ashley Horn and Natalie Horn; two brothers James Horn of Norfolk, Nebraska and Danny Horn of Paso Robles, Ca.; two sisters Brinda Marinis and Roseanna Marks, both of Ojai, Ca.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Horn was preceded in death by his brother Gary Horn and sister Carolyn Horn.

Mr. Horn was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the U.S.S. Bennington (CVS-20) from 1957 until 1959. He was a member of the U.S.S. Bennington Survivor Association and the Centralia Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1219. He graduated from U.C.LA. with a Masters Degree in Physics. He enjoyed woodworking and lived to build his own computers. He loved to work on motorcycles with his son Cory. He cherished the time he spent with his children and grandchildren especially teaching his grandson how to trap and shoot his rifle.

Mr. Horn retired as truck driver from Cooke Trucking Company after 15 years of service. He was previously a motorcycle mechanic, designer, tester, racer and then corporate lawyer for Kawasaki Motors in Orange County, California from 1968 to 1983. He lived in Centralia, for the last 15 years.

A memorial gathering will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, with Military Honors accorded by the Centralia American Post 446 and V.F.W. Post 2055.

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