Joseph S Hornston (Hornstein) passed away on Dec. 13 in Somerset, KY. The family will hold a graveside service in Atlanta at a later time when Joe’s ashes will be laid to rest beside his wife who preceeded him in death.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; parents, Sam & Fanny Hornstein; older brother, Julius Hornstein; sister, Helen (Hornstein) Mason; step-sister, Dorothy (Blau) Strauss, and step-brother, Fred Blau.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Sherry Hornston of Somerset, KY, son, Neal Hornston of Atlanta, GA, and daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Harold Chaney of North Carolina; eleven grandchildren; a great-grandson; and half-brother, Marvin Hornstein.
Joe was state wrestling champion while in Central High School. After graduation, he moved to Georgia to attend Georgia Tech to study Chemical Engineering. He graduated in 1942 and served as an Ordinance Officer in the Army during World War II. Joe married his life-long sweetheart, Margaret Burton and were married 64 years. They raised their family in the Atlanta area where Joe was sole proprietor of a small retail paint store. Joe came back frequently to meet family and share the holidays. Joe cared faithfully and lovingly for his wife during her final eighteen years after an illness caused her to become bedridden. Joe will be missed by his family and friends.