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Sunday, March 5, 2023

Jerry Randall Horton remembrance


Jerry Randall Horton was born in Kingsport, Tennessee on April 20, 1940, to Inez Horton and Edward Gillenwater.  Jerry moved to Bristol and joined the Lee Street Baptist Church as a WatchCare member, where he stayed until the time of his death.  He departed this life on April 26 at Life Care Center of Grey after a short illness.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Inez Horton; father, Edward Gillenwater; his wife of 30 years, Charmie Horton; sister, Florence Price; and his four-legged kids, Tiki and Shadow.

He leaves to mourn his passing his son, Victor McMiller (Stunnie) of Nashville;  two step-daughters, Sylvia Cochran of New Orleans, LA, and Wanda Yett of Atlanta, GA;  one granddaughter, Charla Yett of Atlanta GA;  two great-grandchildren, Courtney Harris and John James Yett, both of Atlanta;  seven great-great-grandchildren, Nazir, Brandon, Braden, Olivia, Chyna Lee, Chosen, and Cheris;  four brothers, Nelson Ross (Caroline) of Kingsport, TN, Larry Gillenwater (Hazel) of Johnson City, Jeffery McKinney, and Sean Beatty both of Kingsport, TN;  three sisters, Yvonne Williams (Daniel), Beverly Barnett and Tracy McKinney of Kingsport, TN;  nieces, Melissa Logan (Jimmy) of Kingsport, TN, and Teresa Brown (Thomas) of Bristol;  nephew, Bradley Carter (Michele);  great nieces, Brianne Rhoton and Jalyn Carter;  and great-great-niece, Jhavia Livingston.