John Vance Horne, II

December 22, 1948 - March 22, 2024
John Vance Horne, II

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John Vance Horne II, age 75, of Wilmington, North Carolina passed away on March 22, 2024 at the Randolph Hospice House. He was born December 22, 1948 in Wilmington, North Carolina the son of the late John Vance Horne and Leasie Katrina Streeter Horne. Also, preceding him in death are his son, David Kelly; daughter, Janice Kelly Rose; brother, Cecil Millis; and sisters, Louise Streeter and Hyacinth Lucas.

John served his country with honor in the United States Navy. His hands knew the hard work of the flooring industry and symbolized his resilience in life. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, John’s love for his family knew no bounds. John had a kind heart and a giving spirt. He loved all things outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. John had a passion for gardening, cooking and canning. He loved to cook for those close to him, the bigger the crowd the better; whether an oyster roast, fish fry or grilling, feeding others brought him joy.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 23 years, Margaret Kelly Horne; daughters, Lisa Sutton and husband Jeff and Nicole Smith and husband John; son-in-law, David Rose; grandchildren, Ashton Sutton, Josh Sutton, Preston Smith, Haley Smith, Dillon Smith, Parker Rose, Phillip Rose and Jamal Moore; brother, Paul Horne and wife Dixie; sister, Rose Yopp; special friend, Teresa Flowers; canine companion, Zoe; and numerous other family and friends.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Flowers are welcome, Midstate Cremation & Funeral Service is assisting the family, contact for arrangements for flower delivery at 336-628-4546.


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