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Bill J. Horne
September 6, 1927 - November 28, 2014
© Criswell Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


Services for Bill J. Horne, 87, Ada, are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ada First Baptist Church. Dr. Pat Kilby and Rev. John Haynes will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home.

Mr. Horne died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Sept. 6, 1927, to William Chester and Eva Mae Hawthorne Horne at Holdenville. He graduated from Holdenville High School and Oklahoma State University. Mr. Horne was employed in the public accounting practice, presently serving as a tax consultant at Horne & Company P.C., Certified Public Accountants. He was a member of the Board of Directors at Vision Bank, currently serving as chairman. He had served on many community boards, often serving as director or president, including the Ada Chamber of Commerce, Ada Public Schools School Board, the Oklahoma Governor’s Advisory Committee on Taxation, Ada Lions Club, Ada Community Chest, Ada Camp Fire Girls, Oklahoma Baptist University and was currently president of the Ada Industrial Development Corporation.

Mr. Horne was a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) where he had served as President. He also served on the ethics and development committees, as well as, president of the Ada chapter. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Accounting Hall of Fame and received the Public Service Award from the Oklahoma Society of CPA’s. He was a member, served on committees and won awards from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Oklahoma State Board of Public Accountancy, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the Kinslow Sonic Group.

He was a member of Ada First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was also a honorary chief of the Methodist Indian Mission of Oklahoma. Mr. Horne served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1949 and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.

Mr. Horne and Twylah McGee were married Jan. 28, 1951, at the Cromwell Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Twylah, of the home; a son, Bill Horne Jr. and his wife Mandy, of Ada; two daughters, T. Jennone Horne Kessler and her husband Ned, of Edmond, and Jeanetta Horne Bagwell and her husband Steve, of Ada; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Chet Horne and Lee Horne.

Bearers will be Bryan Harwell, Hank Walbrick, Dr. Laurin Patton, Capt. Dustin Ash, Cody Diffee, Jeremy Franklin, Trey Petty and Carson Thetford.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Ada First Baptist Church Falls Creek Lodge Fund, 521 S Broadway, Ada OK, 74820.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada


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