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Dewey Wilson Horne, age 83, entered his eternal home January 18, 2021.
He was the son of the late Dewey Lee Horne and Sadie Little Wilson Horne Saulter, born October 27, 1937. Dewey grew up and attended school in Kinston, NC where he met the love of his life, Patricia Humphrey. They were married in November 1956.
Dewey joined the Air Force out of high school. With Pat by his side they lived the military life for 8 years
and had 2 daughters. After spending time in Kinston, NC and Hampton, VA they finally made Charlotte,
NC their home in 1972, where he worked as a piping designer until his retirement in 1999.
His favorite activities included canoeing, reading, Panther’s football, looking up places on Google Earth,
Sudoku, sharing an adult beverage with his girls, watching the birds at the birdfeeders, planting flowers
with his great-granddaughter, celebrating Christmas (Horne Family style), the annual family beach trip,
visiting Stacks Restaurant (for the food and visit the staff), golfing and lunch with their buddies, going to
the gym, walks, card tricks, watching his grandkids sports activities and dance recitals, taking his great-
grands to the park, bike rides on the greenway and any time spent with his family and friends.
His less than favorite activities that he did without complaint for the love of his family included fishing,
watching Hallmark Christmas movies and taking Pat to Hamrick’s or Walmart.
Dewey was stubborn, opinionated, a hammerhead and on a rare occasion he could be a royal pain in the
you know what. BUT he was also big hearted, a protector, provider, fixer, generous, sweet natured,
honest, trustworthy, steadfast, wise, dependable, humorous and loving. He touched so very many lives
in his everyday, ordinary, regular guy, put you at ease, tell you a joke, listening, never met a stranger,
laid back kind of way. He was at peace with God, with his life and was a lifelong member of Disciples of
Christ churches. Our tears are for us. His body is healed and he is in a much better place. He is Home.
We will miss having him with us but will carry our memories in our hearts. The world is a much better
place for having had Dewey leave his mark in it.
Dewey is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pat Humphrey Horne (his “Paddle”); daughters, Vickie H
Marcone (Dave) and Wendy H. Bennett (Jeff); grandsons, Caleb Brackett (Kerri) and Trevor Bennett;
granddaughter, Sydney Bennett; great grandchildren, Kayla and Camden Brackett; brother, Rex Horne
(Carol); niece, Rebecca Worters; nephew, Paul Horne; numerous cousins and countless friends that were
family to him.
The family would like to say a special note of thanks to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte and
special caregivers: Donna Stewart, Grace Davies, and Ashly Richardson for providing comfort and care in his final weeks.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Autism Research Institute:
A memorial service will be held at a later (safe) date. Prepare your Dewey stories and memories to share. We know there are many and look forward to hearing them and celebrating him.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Horne family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Rita Gaither says
Bob and Rita Gaither had the pleasure of knowing Dewy. He was an amazing person and great husband ,dad and granddad. He had such a great personality and he will be missed. Love to Pat Vickie Wendy and all the grandchildren may god watch over you all through this difficult time. Love and hugs.
Sheryl Buchanan says
What a wonderful legacy and memories he gave his family and friends. Memories that his family will share with love, laughter and also with the sadness that you feel. My family knew him as a truly kind man.
Kim Parris says
Many prayers for your family. We are so sorry. Thankful for all your memories.
Brenda K. Minnet (BK) says
Dewey Horne and I were 2nd or 3rd cousins–never could figure that one out. All I know is he was a very real part of my family from my early years on to the present. When I think of Dewey, I think of his amazing sense of humor, and his infectious laugh. He would get this twinkle in his eye, and you knew to prepare yourself; he was about to give his more than often humorous twist on a situation, event, or person. I also think of his commitment and love for his wife and daughters. After he and family returned from their military post in the Philippines, we would often gather in his mother’s parlor (Aunt Sadie) and watch slides of his family. And no, we were not bored!!! We loved them, and loved his commentary even more. He adored his daughters, and I have seen him many times get on the floor to play with them, when they were little girls. He always seemed to have a knack with anything technical and in my mind anything to do with math. I remember him once trying (with great patience) to teach me how to use a slide rule. (Do they even still use these?) At any rate, he seemed to think it was a fascinating instrument and for the life of him could not figure out why I was not as amazed as he by this tool. The world would be a better place if we had more men like Dewey. I know his family will greatly miss him, but as Vickie said in one of her comments, rest assured that he will be looking after them from his heavenly home, and one day will be reunited with them.
Pam McKnight says
My prayers are with you. I will always remember Dewey and the greeting hugs from him at Eastway and FCC. He was such a wonderful person. Thinking of all of you.
Rev. Jolin McElroy says
Dewey was a thoughtful man, who was loved at First Christian Church. I was honored to be his pastor for a time, and to engage in theological dialogue in those days. He had a unique way of seeing the world, and made quite an impact on me. May he rest in God’s eternal embrace. Our deepest condolences to Pat, Vickie and Wendy, and all the family. You all will be in our prayers.
Kyle hester says
What A Beautiful Rememberance Condolences IGLAPS kyle
JULIE BOGGUSS says
I have many fond memories of Dewey. He always greeted me with a smile and a hug, “Howya doin girl”. Sending love and sympathy to you all.
Joe & Karen Knauff says
Just seeing that big smile made me smile, that was Dewey!!!
Thoughts and prayers and many Blessings for Pat and family????????
Bob & Alice Sutthoff says
We enjoyed being part of a Thurs lunch group that Dewey made entertaining. He had a big personality. He told us his latest happenings and views in a fun and honest way. We always leaned in so not to miss a word because we knew there’d be a punchline or lesson to be learned.
Linda and Joe Quinn says
We are lucky to have been Dewey and Pat’s next door neighbors and friends for the last 21 years. We always enjoyed his humor and smiles. Miss those kazoo Christmas concerts !
Linda and Joe Quinn says
We are lucky to have been Dewey and Pat’s next door neighbors and friends for the last 21 years. We enjoyed his humor and smiles. Miss those kazoo Christmas concerts !
Nancy Carol Stahl says
My sympathy to Pat and their daughters. The obituary is quite a testament to Dewey’s life. My thoughts and prayers continue for Pat and family during this difficult time. With love and God’s Blessings.