Gregory Allan Horton
(March 23, 1959 – November 28, 2020)
After a long battle with malignant neoplasm of the brain that led to multiple brain surgeries over the last 13 years, Greg passed from this life into eternal life with the Lord at South Peninsula Long Term Care Facility in Homer, Alaska on Saturday, November 28, 2020.
Born in Antioch, Ca. on March 23, 1959 to Herschel and Sharon Horton, and in 1965 the Horton family moved to the Quincy, Meadow Valley area, and Greg grew up in Meadow Valley, he was part of the last sixth-grade class to graduate from Meadow Valley Elementary.
Greg graduated from Quincy High School in 1977 and attended College of the Siskiyous where he played college football. Greg was a great athlete, playing multiple sports; he competed in the California State Wrestling Finals. Greg also loved to hunt and fish.
Greg worked for Clover Logging for a short time, then chose to attend trade school to become a plumber and HVAC Technician. He worked for O’Leary Plumbing in Quincy. In 1981 Greg moved to Alaska where he could enjoy hunting and fishing, and he worked as a plumber, eventually opening his own business, Horton Plumbing in Soldotna, Alaska. After years of working for himself Greg later went to work for the State of Alaska as head of Maintenance at Wildwood Correctional Complex in Soldotna, until he was forced to retire due to his illness.
Greg moved back to Meadow Valley in 2013, then in 2014 as his health declined, he moved into an Assisted Living Facility in Reno, Nevada. In 2017 Greg returned to Alaska, to be closer to his sons. He still needed care at an Assisted Living Facility in Soldotna. In November of 2019 Greg was transferred to South Peninsula Long Term Care in Homer, Alaska until his death. Since COVID-19 caused the closure to visitors in his facility, Greg still received wonderful care and love from all the staff there along with Dr. Teresa Johnson, and many healthcare givers that were all so wonderful to our family as they let us FaceTime with Greg to express our love, and see our faces before his passing and we will be eternally grateful to them all.
In passing Greg leaves: son Michael Horton; son Bryce Horton and wife Alyse of Soldotna, Alaska; and brother Ron Horton and wife Stephanie; and sister Diane Goni all of Quincy. He also leaves one niece, five nephews, and one great nephew, as well as a large extended family and many friends that loved him.
Along with his parents Greg was preceded in death by his sister Kim Sutton.
A memorial service to celebrate Greg’s life will be held at a later date.