July 24, 2012 — James Monroe (Roe) Horton Jr., 89, former member of the Army’s elite Darby’s Rangers in World War II, died Friday after a brief illness.
Horton was drafted into the Army in 1943 at age 20. He was captured and held captive by Germany in January 1944.
He was a prisoner of war for 15 months.
Horton was a Church of God member who often sang at funerals, church services and revivals.
Burial with full military honors by American Legion Post 126, where he was a lifetime member, will be today at New Sill Cemetery.
Horton’s full obituary appears on page A-4.