It is with great regret and
sorrow that we must notify you of the death of our classmate, Earl Horan, on
March 7, 2015, in Fayetteville, NC.
Earl is survived by wife,
Elizabeth; daughter, Eleanor Rivera; son, Earl Horan III; and grandchildren,
Troy Horan, Earl Horan IV, Chandler Rivera, and Michael Rivera.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8
PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home, 500 Ramsey
Street, Fayetteville, NC
28301. A funeral service will be held at 11
am on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1000
Andrews Road, Fayetteville, NC 28311. Interment with full
military honors will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park, 2301 Ramsey Street,
Fayetteville, NC 28301.
Condolences may be sent to
Elizabeth at 6229 Falkland Court, Fayetteville, NC
In lieu of flowers, the family
asks that donations in Earl’s memory be made to the
Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517,
Topeka, KS 66675.
Earl. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\M-2 Earl Horan.pdf
Ret. Lt. Col. Earl Campbell Horan Jr., 79, of Fayetteville,
passed away on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015.
Earl graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point
then proudly served in the US Army, retiring in 1989 after serving for 30
years. He served two tours in Vietnam, worked at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin,
and Commanded over the peace keeping force in Grenada after the invasion. He was
also a Special Forces Ranger, and earned a silver star, two bronze stars, and
various other medals, awards and accommodations. He also served as a special
advisor for the movie, "The Green Beret."
Mr. Horan was also a highly skilled and accomplished
musician. He was a member of the Blue Grass Band, The Foggy Mountain Boys. Earl
also made an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in the 1950's with the West
Point Glee Club.
Earl is survived by his wife Elizabeth Belford Horan of the
home; one daughter, Eleanor Horan Rivera of Snow Hill, NC; one son Earl Campbell
Horan III of Fayetteville, NC; one sister, Margaret Ellen Webb of Marion,
Alabama; and four grandsons, Troy Horan and wife Stephanie, Earl IV, Chandler,
and Michael, all of Fayetteville.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorials
to be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday, March 11,
2015 at in St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic Church, with Father Jack Kelly
officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Lafayette
Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, March
10, 2015 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.