Glenn Joseph Horning, 84, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at his residence.
Born March 19, 1930 in Akron, OH, he was the son of late Clarence Horning and Clara Lukart Horning. He resided in Kent, OH until moving to Salisbury, NC in 1998 to be closer to family.
Educated at Kent State High School, Kent, OH and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
His career was as a telecommunications linesman regional operator and engineering information executive for Western Reserve, Mid-Continent Telephone Company and Alltel before retiring.
Member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kent, OH as well as Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Salisbury, NC where he served as an usher. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as Treasurer for 16 years with St. Patrick's Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salisbury, volunteering his whole life to improving facilities and operations. One of his jobs at St. Patrick's Church was to make sure the Bell Tower always rung accordingly for services. He did many odd jobs and constantly volunteering of several organizations to help complete projects. He served as a Boy Scout Leader, enjoyed restoring old cars, doing home projects and occasionally being seen driving his 1966 Ford Mustang. One of his favorite pastimes was going to NC State football games where his son David played.
He was a dedicated husband and supportive father. He enjoyed golf and was a member of GARS and was on several bowling leagues. He had a very kind heart and was always willing to help anyone. He will be missed by his children, grandchildren, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Grace Rabatsky Horning on October 6, 2004, brothers John Horning and William Horning.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Michael Horning and wife Carol of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, David Horning and wife Geri of Cary, NC, Robert Horning and wife Paula of Burlington, NC, Dennis Horning of Salisbury, NC; daughter, Patricia Celano and husband Michael of Naples, FL; sister, Doris Scott of Kent, OH; brother, Jim Horning of Kent, OH, grandchildren, Chris Horning of Akron, OH, Kelly Means, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Katelyn Horning of Greensboro, Olivia Horning, Salisbury, Rebekah Horning, of Salisbury, Daniel Horning of Salisbury, Joseph Horning of Cary, NC, Cole Horning of Burlington; great-grandchildren, Paul and Kyle Means of Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
A Prayer Service will be conducted 7 PM Thursday at the Summersett Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the Prayer Service until 9 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 10:30 AM - Friday (June 27) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. John Putnam, officiating. Interment will follow at the VA National Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147 or St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 313 Depeyster St., Kent, OH 44240.
Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Horning family. Online condolences may be made to www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
(Summersett Funeral Home 704-633-2111, RC 6-25-14)