As a financial supporter and former trustee of Criswell, Mr. Horner’s selflessness and service were pivotal in shaping the institution.
He and his first wife, Joan, who preceded him in death in 2010, are the namesakes of Horner Hall, one of the most cherished and oft-used spaces on campus. Their generosity provided for the creation of Horner Hall, and again when it was remodeled.
When the college instituted the Criswell Legacy Awards Gala in 2017, the administration was intentional to honor Mr. Horner as the first-ever recipient of that award based on his lifelong service to the kingdom and to the college.
He is survived by his second wife, Sarah Hemingway Horner; his five children, Andrea, Sarah, Tim, Mary, and Tommy; 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
President Creamer and the Criswell College family invite you to join them in expressing their gratitude for the life and ministry of Mr. Horner and in prayer for those grieving his loss.
A celebration of life service will be held at First Baptist Church of Dallas on Feb. 4 at 2:00 p.m. To read the full obituary, visit the Restland Funeral Home website.