He heard the angels singing, “Come Follow Me,” and with a humble and grateful heart a loving husband, father and friend returned to his Heavenly state to be with those who have gone before. Gregory Greenwood Horne, Sr., passed away in his wife’s arms of 45 years in the early morning hours of Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home in Mesa, Arizona. He was 68 years old.
Greg completed his mission here on Earth with great faith, love and honor to the eternal values he held dear. He discovered he had Parkinson’s over 10 years ago and knew he wanted to set a good example of how to treat adversity with gratitude and humor. He did an amazing job. He wore many different hats during his earthly journey and had integrity in all he did. He loved all his church callings and the service he rendered, especially with the Boy Scouts and being able to share and participate in that program with his sons. He loved how his three daughters enhanced his life with femininity and fun.
As each of Greg’s nine children married and started families they enriched his life and gave him 34 beautiful grandchildren. His greatest happiness and joy was in seeing how his children blossomed in this world and are imparting their thoughtfulness and kindness to their families, friends and those in need. Greg’s favorite songs were “I Am A Child of God” and “Give Said The Little Stream.” He hopes his posterity will remember to embrace that capacity to love and give freely of their talents to others as he did in his life.
On Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6 to 8pm a viewing will be held at Bunker Funeral Home, University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213.
On Friday, February 23, 2018, there will be an additional viewing from 9:30 to 10:30am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2549 North 32nd Street, Mesa, AZ 85215. At 11am, a ceremony to celebrate Greg’s life will begin. A graveside service will follow at Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201.
If you feel so inclined, the family would very much appreciate you signing the online guest book and leaving a memory you have of Greg.