Thomas M. Horton Sr., 75, SEC department head

September 22, 2005

Thomas Milton Horton Sr., a retired federal worker and longtime Severn resident, died of respiratory failure Monday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was 75.

Mr. Horton was born and raised in Washington, where he attended public schools. He served in the Army until being discharged on a medical disability in 1952.

He worked for 24 years in Washington for the Securities and Exchange Commission and was chief of a department that helped people do research until he retired in 1984.

Mr. Horton, who had lived in Severn since 1958, enjoyed fishing and going to flea markets. He also liked eating breakfast daily with a group of friends at a local McDonald's restaurant.

He was a member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Severn.

Services will begin with a wake at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Donaldson Funeral Home, 1411 Annapolis Road, Odenton.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Mildred D. Ingram; two sons, Thomas M. Horton Jr. and Anthony T. Horton, both of Glen Burnie; two daughters, Sandra B. Thomas of Severn and JoAnn Hill of Linthicum; a brother, Charles Horton of Washington; five sisters, Delois Jones of Suitland, Cynthia Palmer of Upper Marlboro, Gertrude Robinson of Fayetteville, N.C., Doris Slaughter of Las Vegas and Cecilia Harley of Washington; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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