MALCOLM R. ‘DICK’ HORTON JR.

Posted June 07, 2010, at 8:03 p.m.

BAR HARBOR – Malcolm Richard “Dick” Horton Jr., 84, died June 7, 2010, at Mount Desert Island Hospital. He was born Sept. 26, 1925, at home in Surry, the son of Malcolm Richard and Mildred Eva (Parsons) Horton Sr. He graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1943. Dick enlisted in the U.S. Army, Sept. 8, 1943, attached to F Company, 302nd Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, as a rifle squad leader in the European Theatre landing at Utah Beach and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. Dick saw considerable action and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, Combat Infantry Badge and E.A.M.E. Campaign Ribbon with four battle stars. Upon his discharge, Aug. 23, 1947, Dick attended college and then returned to Bar Harbor in 1957 and pursued a career as a certified public accountant. He had some 60 years of experience in this field working in St. Johnsbury, Vt., Portland and Ellsworth. He spent many of his years at Horton, McFarland, Veysey, LLC, Ellsworth. Dick was a past member of 94th Infantry Division Association. He enjoyed attending Eden Baptist Church, Hulls Cove, and was a very active member of the Republican Party. He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Movita (Danielson) Horton; two sons, Matthew R. Horton and wife, Amanda, of Bar Harbor, and Mark E. Horton and wife, Mary, of Orono; three daughters, Gail Ward and husband, John, of Winterport, Susan H. McKay and husband, Tom, of Bar Harbor, and Mary Ann H. Cleland and husband, Jeffrey, of Spartanburg, S.C.; two stepsons, William McNeil III of Rockland, and Eric J. McNeil and wife, Shanna, of Dresden; one stepdaughter, Velita Flowers and husband, Don, of Moultie, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Jordan-Fernald, 48 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Eden Baptist Church, 919 State Highway No. 3, Hulls Cove. Interment with military honors will be at Hillside Cemetery, Hulls Cove. Those who desire may make contributions in Dick’s memory to WWII Memorial Fund, care of Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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