Robert Charles “RC” Horne, Sr. age 74 of Chadbourn, peacefully slipped into eternity on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville, NC.
RC, as he was lovingly known, was born on March 21, 1946, to the late Charles Floyd and Eunice Inez Lambert Horne. Along with his parents, RC was preceded in death by his son, Robert Charles Horne, Jr., who preceded him in 1971 and his nephew, Matthew Long.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. Interment will follow in the Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery; Rev. Willard McPherson will officiate.
The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service.
At the age of 18, RC was the owner and operator of Traveler’s Service Station in Chadbourn; at the same time, he founded the RC Horne trucking company, which he operated for over 40 years. RC was also the owner and operator of Stop & Go Convenient Store in Chadbourn and later, founded Horne LP Gas Company.
RC was always willing to help those in need. Many people throughout the community considered him an icon.
To cherish his memory, RC leaves behind his daughter, Angela Horne Walters of Chadbourn; grandson, Christian Quinn Walters of Chadbourn; two sisters, Elouise Horne Watkins and husband, Sammy, of Chadbourn and Deborah Kay Horne McKeithan (Michael), also of Chadbourn.
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