Alexander Anthony Horn, 80, of Galveston, passed away at his residence on September 15, 2015. Alex was the only son of Alexander and Annie Horn. He had two loving sisters, Erin and Norma. He looked up to them and loved them very much. When Alex was just a youngster, the family started calling him Bubba. That nickname stuck with him for the rest of his life. Alex lived in the same house he grew up in for almost all of his life. He graduated from Kirwin High School in 1954 and married Melene Chapman in 1956. Their daughter, Cheryl, was born in 1958. She was always daddy’s little girl and the apple of his eye.
Alex worked for Falstaff Brewery for a few years but eventually retired from Galveston Wharves. In 1973 he married Ione Balcomb. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father to her two children, Gregg and Wendy. They were one big happy family and Alex loved them very much. The word “step” was never used, and it remains that way to this day. Alex was active in the Catholic church and didn’t think twice about donating to his favorite charities. He was also one of the biggest animal lovers you would ever meet. His animals, Freeway and Ginger, were of course, spoiled rotten.
Anyone who ever met Alex instantly knew what a wonderful man he was. They were touched by his big heart, bigger than life smile, amazing generosity, and his expansive personality. He had a wonderful sense of humor as well. Alex always referred to himself and his kids as the “Hard Headed Horns.” His favorite saying was, “It’s a Horn thing – you wouldn’t understand!”
Alex is survived by his sister, Norma Cagnola; daughter, Cheryl Horn; daughter, Wendy Fielden; and son, Gregg Fielden; his grandchildren; great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Alex’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Monday, September 21st, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A vigil and rosary service will begin at 6:30 pm.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Alex’s daughter, Wendy, for taking care of him through these last few years and doing it with love, patience, and courage. The family would also like to thank the wonderful Hospice angels that were there the last few weeks: Doris Brown, Katrina Henderson, Daphene Hennessey, and Yolanda Lovelady.