Axel Lee Horton
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Axel Lee Horton
  • October 2, 1941 - January 29, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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75, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, January 29th. Axel was born in Todd, PA and raised in Robertsdale, PA. After graduating from high school, he joined the US Army and served in Germany where he met his wife, Ursula; also, served 1 year of combat in Vietnam before retiring as a TSGT after 21 years. After retirement, Axel continued working as an airplane mechanic for 20 years. Axel was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Horton and Myrtle Graffious. He is survived by his wife; sons, Blane and Michael Horton; daughter, Marika Pelaez; granddaughter, Amanda Horton; great grandson, Danny Calderon; siblings: James Horton, Eunice Mellotte, and Joy Horton, and best friend, Jesse Morse. Visitation on Thursday, February 2nd at Blount & Curry, 605 S. MacDill Ave from 6-7pm with a service to follow at 7pm. Inurnment will be private at Bay Pines. The family welcomes floral tributes or donations to the American Cancer Society.