Horton W. McCabe, 75, of Orange, passed away Sept. 11, at his home in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Old First Orange Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Keith Meyer, the Rev. Bailey Harris and the Rev. Bobby Spross. Burial will follow at Bland Cemetery in Orange.
Born in Orange, Feb. 23, 1940, he was the son of J. C. McCabe and Winnie M. Wilkinson McCabe. Horton McCabe was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He loved his family and took great care of them. He was a member of Old First Orange Baptist Church, where he attended for 75 years. He was a deacon, served on numerous committees and taught a Sunday school class of two and three year olds. He loved his church family and was Papa to the children. He was always fixing and repairing what needed to be fixed. He was a true servant of God and loved helping others. He started building churches in 1976 on summer vacation, and retired from his bricklaying job in 2002 and joined Volunteer Christian Builders. He traveled the United States working on churches. He was a bricklayer by trade, but could build and fix almost anything. He also loved to garden. He started working with his dad as a teenager laying brick, which he did for 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J. C. and Winnie McCabe.
Horton is survived by his wife of 54 years, Robbie; son, Craig McCabe; grandson, Cade McCabe; sister, Yvonne Trahan and husband Wayne; brother, Larry McCabe and wife Melba; nephews, Scott and Chris Freeland, Clint Sills, Jamie McCabe and wife Wendi and numerous other family and extended family.
Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Freeland, Chris Freeland, Clint Sills, Jamie McCabe, Rodney Dunn and David Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Deacons of Old First Orange Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Old First Orange Baptist Church at 7925 IH 10, Orange, TX 77630.
A special thanks to Gentiva Hospice, especially nurses Lori, Brandi, Reagen, Sharon, James and Stacey. Also, a big thank you to all our wonderful friends.