Melvin P. Horton
Date of Birth
May 10, 1952
Omaha, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
June 17, 2021
Omaha, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Monday, June 21, 2021 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

In care of the family.

Melvin P. Horton, 69 of Memphis, NE passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, NE.   He was born May 10, 1952 in Omaha to Paul and Shirley (Otte) Horton.  He graduated from Benson High School in 1970.  Melvin was united in marriage to Charlene Cronican on January 9, 1971.

Mel was a member of the Laborers Union and Local #1 Brick Layers Union for 25 years in Omaha.   He owned and operated his own trucking company, Horton Trucking.   He retired at the age of 65 and drove truck part time for Triple F Trucking in Fremont.

Melvin enjoyed spending time with his friends, family, and grandchildren swimming and boating at Linoma Beach.  He also enjoyed golfing in the Senior League at Country Drive golf course and Nebraska Athletics.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Charlene Horton; mother, Shirley Horton; sisters, Bev (Jim) Todd, Kay (Jim) Carson; brother, Larry Horton; sons, Jeff (Tonya Duncan) Horton, Andy (Jackie) Horton; grandchildren, Kylee Goff, Dalton, Cody, Jaylyn Horton; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Horton.



Condolences for Melvin P. Horton
  1. Nick & Audra Raver
    • June 18, 2021 - 4 months ago

    What a wonderful man who will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Horton family during this difficult time.

  2. CJ and Mary Anderson
    • June 19, 2021 - 4 months ago

    So very sad to hear this. Good friend and great guy. Our sympathy’s and prayers are with the family.

  3. Jim and Gail Wagner
    • June 19, 2021 - 4 months ago

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Mel was a great fun loving man. Sympathy to all family members.

  4. Vivian Parks
    • June 19, 2021 - 4 months ago

    So sorry to hear this. Mel was a fun guy and always so nice. Prayers and hugs to Char and the family.

  5. • June 19, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this most difficult time. He will be sorely missed.

  6. Georgia McPherson
    • June 19, 2021 - 4 months ago

    I am so sad to hear of Mel’s passing. It has been a few years, but Joe and I had so many great times with Mel and Char. My thoughts and prayers are with Char and the family. He will be missed. Take care

  7. Gene & Mary Roncka
    • June 20, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers to Char and the family in the sudden passing of Mel. Blessings to all.

  8. Mike & Pam Ostransky
    • June 21, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Mel, what great memories we have with you and Char over the years. Time at the river, time at the Marinas in Omaha and just times that we laughed together. We shared the same birthday of which you will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family. I personally will always remember my first home and your hard labor putting in a chimney for my basement wood stove. Thanks for the friendship and memories.

  9. Jason Berner
    • June 21, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Mel was such a nice guy, loved talking Husker Football with him. Thoughts and prayers are with all family members. I so sorry for your loss.

  10. Steve and Calleen Gray
    • June 21, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers to all of the Horton family. We are so sorry for your loss. Mel was a great man, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

  11. Edwin and Shirley Hackleman
    • June 21, 2021 - 4 months ago

    How could we possibly forget this wonderful man and all the things that he did for his family and friends. A true leader of the community, he will be missed. Mel, rest in peace.

  12. Doug, Barb, Amanda and Shaun Washburn
    • June 22, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Char and all your family. Sorry for your loss. We just have to be thankful to God that he isn’t laying in a coma, or suffering a lot. His smile and grin at the bar will be missed by everyone. Just remember the good times!!

  13. Debbie Briggs
    • June 22, 2021 - 4 months ago

    In my mind’s eye, I will always see my Big cousin “ Lil’ Mel”. Named after our uncle, Big Melvin. But, Llil’ Melvin was to me, BIG in every way too. He had a Big smile and a Big heart and was always having BIG fun!
    When my family visited Omaha every year, I always looked forward to the fun things we did with Mel and his sisters. Lots of fun days spent with family at the river. My deepest sympathy to you, Char and your family and to all of my family as well. I’ll be thinking of all of you today. Remembering the many fun times and the Big Fun we all experienced when you hung out with Mel.

  14. Eric and Linda Rosenboom
    • June 22, 2021 - 4 months ago

    We are so very sorry to hear about Mel’s passing …. that end of the bar will never be the same. Mel, may you rest in eternal slumber, you will be missed!

  15. Alan Wear
    • June 22, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your father.

  16. Jackie Marty n
    • July 6, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Mel was always a good friend. I have nothing but fond memories. My condolences

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