THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
David R. Horie
David R. Horie, 77 of Devil's Creek, Mi. passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Mi.
Born on Jan. 4, 1936 in Detroit, Mi. to the late William and Marjorie (Oliver) Horie, he served in the United States Army in Japan as a chaplain's assistant.
On Aug. 15, 1959 he married the former Nancy Bremmer and she preceded him in death on June 2, 2007. In 1975 he and his family moved to the Devil's Creek area east of Daggett. He started Eagleland Painters which eventually graduated into Dave the Painter. He volunteered his painting talents to many churches throughout the Mid County and was an avid outdoorsman who loved trapping, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed gardening and reading. He was a past Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 418, coached Little League Baseball in Daggett and played in the local softball league. He is best known for being Uncle Sam in the Mid County 4th of July and Labor Day parades and the Cedar River Bridge walk handing out flags with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, David Troy (Chris) Horie of Fredericksburg, Va. and Traci (Larry) Wall of Daggett, Mi.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dick and Paul Horie and a sister, Barb Geyer.
Along with his parents and his wife, Nancy, he was preceded in death by a son, Todd Horie; a brother, William Skip Horie, jr. and a sister, Marjorie Rohr.
Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, Mi. on Saturday, March 2 after 1 p.m. Military rites will be at 2:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service. Burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery in the spring.