Joseph J. Horton II, 1936-2015

Joseph Horton II

Joseph Horton II

Joseph J. Horton II, 78, of Conway passed away Jan. 25, 2015.

He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on Nov. 7, 1936, to the late Joseph Julian and Nina (Williams) Horton. He earned his Associate’s degree from Lon Morris College, a Bachelor’s degree in history from New Mexico State, and a Ph.D. in economics from Southern Methodist University.

Joseph served as the dean of business at multiple universities and most recently worked at the University of Central Arkansas as an economics professor. He had also attended a professional meeting on every continent except for Antarctica.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, the Rev. Linda Langley Horton, a retired local pastor who served at Wye, Greenbrier, Grace UMC Conway and Wesley UMC Conway; their three children, Joseph Julian Horton III and his wife, Joanna; David Douglas Horton and his wife, Stacey; and Anne Gaponenko and her husband, Vadim; nine grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Douglas Horton; and numerous friends.

A funeral service was held at Wesley United Methodist Church Conway on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.