Kermit Horn, 71, of Farris Street in Carlsbad, passed away on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at his home. Funeral services will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Blodgett Street Baptist Church with Rev. David Prell officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. Military honors will be performed by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be Monday from 1 p.m., to 5 p.m., and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at West Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of West Funeral Home.
Kermit Horn was born April 26, 1939, in Cass, Ark., to his parents, the late Charles and Iva Viola (Underhill) Horn. He enlisted into the United States Air Force and served from 1957 to 1961 and was stationed in Roswell. He married Mary Seay-Hardin here in Carlsbad in 1986. Kermit, always being mechanically minded, put his talents to use repairing typewriters and business machines for area schools, governments, businesses and the general public.
He enjoyed growing things and working on old automobiles. He was a member of Blodgett Street Baptist Church. He was also a member of the C.A.R.S Club, the Open Door AA Group and a past member of Gideons International. Kermit had in the past been employed at National Cash Register and Sparks Office Supply.
He was also the owner and operator of the Business Machine Doctor. Kermit is survived by his wife, Mary Horn; son, Charles William Horn and wife, Joy, of Van Alstyne, Texas; brother, Kenneth Horn of Amarillo, Texas; stepchildren: Brenda Buttrey and husband, Ezra John, Wesley Hardin and Jeana Perini and husband, John; grandchildren: Tiffany Bishop and husband, Craig, Jeremy Rodriguez, Will and Mattie Horn and Michelle, Brandon and Mark Perini.
Pallbearers will be Doyle Paskey, Lavoy Schierholt, Jeremy Rodriguez, John Buttrey, Craig Bishop and John Perini. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Stensin, Tracy Scott, David Lozano, Billy Johnston, Leo Evans and the men of Blodgett Menâ€™s Prayer breakfast group.
You are invited to give your condolences or sign the familyâ€™s guest book at http://www.westfuneralho mellc.com.