In Memory

Rita Cox (Horton) - Class Of 1960

Rita Cox (Horton)

Rita Cox Horton
1942 - 2011

Rita Cox Horton, age 68, a native of Sheridan, AR, and a resident of Fairhope AL, passed away Tuesday, January, 11, 2011.

Rita attended Johnson as a member of the first graduating class. she planned to attend nursing school when she returned to the States. As stated in her yearbook, "Rita was quiet in her ways, her warm personality and her willingness to help out have attracted many friends." Rita was a member of the Latin club and Future Homemakers of America. She also helped put together the first JHS yearbook.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Franklin Horton.

Rita is survived by

  • Her Son, John Horton and his wife Teresa,
  • Grandchildren: Heather and Matthew Horton,
  • Great granddaughter, Brooklyn Thompson, all of Foley;
  • Brothers: Carl Cox, of Sheridan, AR
    Gary Cox and his wife Linda, of Oakdale, CA,
    Allen Cox, of Palm Springs, CA,
  • Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life memorial service was held from the chapel of Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Fairhope, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 6:00pm. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5:30pm until the time of the service.

The Johnson High alumni will miss OUR FRIEND very much. If you would like to sign Rita's memorial register, the family is keeping it open until January 23, 2012.