Leroy “Roy” Bernard Shelly Horn, Jr. ’51

Leroy “Roy” Bernard Shelly Horn, Jr. ’51, of San Antonio, Tex., died on Nov. 17, 2012, after suffering the debilitating disease of Alzheimer’s. He was born in San Antonio, Tex., on Feb. 26, 1930, the only child of L.B and Gertrude Horn, who preceded him in death. Horn earned his B.A. from Davidson in 1951. He received his B.D. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1954, and was the winner of the number one Graduate Study Fellowship Award, allowing him to spend a year at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Divinity in Scotland. Horn was ordained to the ministry, Presbyterian Church in the U.S., May 1954. He received his master’s of theology from Austin Presbyterian Seminary in 1962. He continued with advanced work in psychology and counseling and care of the mentally ill. He did volunteer work with patients at the San Antonio State Hospital in 1963. Horn was minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Weslaco, Tex., from 1956-60. While there he earned his pilot’s license. He was the organizing minister of a new church in northwest San Antonio, ultimately forming St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in 1961-62. He was the minister of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church from 1962-73. Horn was past moderator, the Presbytery of John Knox; director, summer camping sessions, John Knox Ranch; past president, Northwest Rotary Club; board of directors, Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults; past president, Alumni Association, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary; active in civil rights movement, both locally and nationally; director, Julie Jordan Free Clinic, Inc.; delegate to Protestant Church Leaders Consultation on Vietnam, Paris, France, March 1971 (known as the Paris Peace talks); missions to the Orient in Japan and the leper colonies in South Korea. Horn was a licensed real estate broker and chairman of the board and president of Horn Realty Company, Horn Investment Company, lnc., and Horn Drilling Co., Inc. Horn was active in local, state, and national political campaigns and was recognized and honored for his civic involvement. One honor he particularly enjoyed was being made an admiral in the Texas Navy in 1987, by Governor Mark White. Horn loved and participated in sports: snow skiing, water skiing, scuba diving, tennis, and golf. He was an avid fan and supporter of the University of Texas football. Horn is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Sue Horn, 49 Champions Ln., San Antonio, TX 78257-1293; sons, Roy Horn III (Debbie) and Todd Horn (Michelle); daughter, Shawn Cooles (Steve); stepson, Truett Bishop (Darian); his beloved grandchildren, Josh, Cody (Amelia), Shelly, Kendall, and Hunter; two great-grandkids, Mazzy and Brady; his ex-wife, Betty Lynn Allen (Bob); and his beloved shih tzu babies, Diva and Dolly.