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Earl C. Horan, Jr.
"Earl"

Company M-2

23 Feb 1936 - 7 Mar 2015

Place of Death: Fayetteville, NC

Interment: Lafayette Memorial Park, Fayetteville, NC

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  28311. 

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.

Well done, Earl.  Be thou at peace.

Remembrances:

Class Memorial Pages\M-2 Earl Horan.pdf

Obituaries:

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.