Ben G. Horton
December 27, 1935 – December 30, 2019
Ben Horton, age 84, was born at home December 27, 1935, in McCreary County, Kentucky and passed away at home in Sharonville, Ohio, December 30, 2019, surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Charlotte “Charlie”; three sons, Benjamin (Karen), Jeff (Lydia), and Scott (Vicky); seven grandchildren, Erica, Spencer, Michael (Angelica), Alexandra, Matthew, Jacquelyn and Drew; and three great-grandchildren, Chloe, Makayla and Vincent.
Ben served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1954-1958, retired from his career at Procter & Gamble in 1991 where he never missed a day of work, and served his community for decades as a volunteer and coach. A lifelong animal lover, he never met a dog he didn’t like. Ben spent years as a dedicated volunteer at the Cincinnati Zoo, Save the Animals Foundation, Heartt Animal Refuge and Legacies Upscale Resale (benefiting Cancer Support Community).
Hundreds of children benefited from Ben’s coaching of youth football from 1966-2006, including his sons and grandsons. Always active, Ben loved to go out and twice bowled a 300. Ben was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 3rd, 2020 from 5:00-8:00pm at Neidhard Young Funeral Home, 7401 Hamilton Avenue, Mt. Healthy, Ohio 45231. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 4th, 10:00am at Neidhard Young Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Mt. Healthy, Ohio 45231. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Ben’s honor to Hospice of Cincinnati www.hospiceofcincinnati.org or Heartt Animal Refuge www.hearttanimalrefuge.org