Claude "Duck" Lee Horton

February 3, 1942 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 79)


              Claude Lee “Duck” Horton of Chillicothe, MO. passed away Monday, October 4, 2021. Duck was born February 3, 1942 to Paul Horton and Mayme Dell VanHorn in Wheeling, MO. Duck married Sharon Dudley on October 2, 1951 at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He served in the Navy and worked in construction operating bulldozers. 

                Duck loved spending time with his family, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boxing. 

                Duck was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Chillicothe, Mo. 

                Duck is survived by wife, Sharon of Chillicothe, Mo.; daughter, Lisa Horton and Paul Neptune of Springfield, Mo.; son, Steve Horton and Becky (wife) of Chillicothe, Mo.: grandchildren, Julia Horton and Kris Kitchin of Wheeling, Mo.; Maria Horton and Travis Anderson of Chillicothe, Mo.; Isaac Horton of Chillicothe, Mo.; extra children, Sarah Provolt; Wanita Bowman; Brandi Ried; Corey Rader; brothers, Al Horton of Chillicothe, Mo.; Ray Horton and Eva (wife) of Chillicothe, Mo.; Glen Horton and Mary (wife) of Chula, Mo.; Dick Horton and Patsy (wife) of Chillicothe, Mo.; sister, Linda Daley of Chillicothe, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.

                Duck is proceeded in death by his parents Paul and Mayme Horton; brother-in-law, David Daley; and sister-in-law, Donna Kay Horton. 

                Memorials in honor of Duck may be made to Chula Fire Department and can be mailed or left at Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, Mo. Online condolences may be left at

                A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home.

                Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, Mo. 


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October 7, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home
3141 N. Washington
Chillicothe, Missouri 64601

Funeral Service
October 8, 2021

10:00 AM
Heritage Funeral Home
3141 N. Washington
Chillicothe, Missouri 64601

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