David William Horton
David William Horton
  • June 6, 1955 - August 10, 2017
  • San Diego, California

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David William Horton, resident of San Diego since 1986, passed away on August 10, 2017. He had battled small cell cancer of the prostate since November 2017. His wife and two sons were beside him. He was 62.

He was born June 6, 1955 in Brawley, California to Darold ‘Wimpy’ Horton and Irene Elaine Whitted Horton. He grew up in El Centro, California, attending Imperial Valley Junior College and graduating from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. His career as a Fire Protection Engineer began with Factory Mutual Engineering, then located in Anaheim, California, and worked for the firm for 19 years. In 2002, he relocated to Risk Logic Inc. of New Jersey as resident engineer working with Loss Prevention . This association continued until February 2017.

David spent 16 years as an adult leader for the local units of the Boy Scouts of America and completed the Woodbadge training in 2008. He enjoyed sport shooting and was a Range Safety Officer with the South Bay Rod and Gun Club in Dulzura, California. David was also an active member of the E Clampus Vitus, Squibob Chapter.

David is preceded in death by his father Darold, his Mother Elaine, brother Les and sister Barbara.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Monica Horton, and sons, Sean Horton of San Diego and Dylan Horton of Kansas City Missouri.

Visitation and Rosary will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego, California, from 4pm to 8pm with Rosary at 7pm. Funeral mass will take place on Friday, August 25, 2017 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church located at 11451 Blue Cypress Drive, San Diego at 10:30am.