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Obituary for Larry Jay Van Horn

February 17, 1937 - August 4, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 80


Larry J. Van Horn, a lifelong resident of San Antonio, died Friday, August 4, 2017. After a long and courageous battle with multiple health challenges, Larry received peace with his devoted wife at his side. He was born February 17, 1937 to O.J. and Louvae Van Horn, and graduated from Alamo Heights High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Trinity University in 1962, and was an active member of the Bengal Lancers.

Larry established a successful career in real estate and construction, serving three terms as President of the Texas Apartment Association and managing his own real estate firm. He was a life member of the S.A. Livestock Exposition, and greatly enjoyed being on the Hospitality Committee. They welcome visitors to the grounds, and he always looked forward to renewing old friendships and celebrating his birthday at the rodeo. The Spurs also received his loyalty as a season ticket holder for 30 years. His father was a Trustee of Boysville for many years, and Larry followed as a member of the Board of Directors. His parents were charter members of Oak Hills Country Club where he also retained membership, eventually remodeling a home on the golf course. As health issues limited his activities, his view of the course and its abundant deer population brought him much joy. Friends were often treated to candid pictures of the familiar faces which showed up each day. The herd will miss him.

Larry choreographed a small, surprise wedding to Cynthia Winn Allan in the Oak Hills living room in 2010. As a result, late in life, he became an instant father and subsequent grandfather, greatly enhancing his world. The little ones fondly called him "Boss."

Larry is survived by his wife, Cynthia; sister, Judy Van Horn Paddock; nephew and niece, Scott Paddock and Holly Paddock Smith; their children, Kayla, Makenzie, Carrie and William. His beloved first cousins, Patricia Klaver Sebesta and Beverly Klaver Lewis survive him, in addition to Vann Allan, Dr. James and KC Allan Waldron; grandchildren, Cleo Beth and Henry, as well as many cousins special to him.

Funeral services will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Friday, August 11 at 2:00, with the Revs. William G. Lewis and Michael Koehler officiating. A reception will follow. Friends are also welcome to join the family for a committal service at Sunset Mausoleum on Saturday morning, August 12 at 11:00. Honorary pallbearers include Bruce Krahn, Rafael Luebbert, Jim Hollan, Scott Paddock, Vann Allan, Larry Morris, Tom Heffron and Ron Schmidt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boysville or any cause which is meaningful to you.

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