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Master Chief Ralph David Horn

"Forever in our hearts"
1965 - 2016

Master Chief Ralph David Horn, 50, went to be with our Lord and Savior on April 3, 2016.

David was born in Ironton, Ohio, on December 30, 1965. His family moved to the Elizabethtown, Kentucky area, where he graduated from North Hardin High School in 1984. David joined the Coast Guard in 1987, and served active duty from 1987-1991. During this time, David served on the Presidential Honor Guard and security detail. He was also a trainer, a body bearer, as well as a member of the Color Guard and the drill team. David also served as part of President George Bush’s inauguration.

Upon completing active duty requirements with the Coast Guard, David moved to Tennessee and decided to return to college. He graduated class president and Summa Cum Laude of the Physical Therapy Assistant program from Volunteer State Community College in 1993. David worked with various companies before finding a home at Skyline Medical Center in 1995, where he worked for over 20 years.

David was a senior enlisted member of the reserve component of MSU Paducah. He was a strong believer of our Lord and Savior, was an avid Titans fan, and a Bigfoot enthusiast. David was in constant awe of God’s creation, and appreciated everything in life. He was a hard worker, but also made time for fun and quality time with his family. He enjoyed the outdoors, taking vacations, and watching his children play sports. David is loved by many and will be greatly missed.

David is preceded in death by his mother, Kay Horn, and survived by wife, Michele Horn, daughters Margaret Horn and Mally Horn, step-children Caleb Johnson, Jacob Johnson, and Abigale Johnson, father Larry Horn, siblings Chris Horn, Lisa Smallwood, and Jennifer Huhnke.

Until we meet again…

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