David William Hornsby, 64, of Everton passed away Monday afternoon, May 11, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital. He had been in failing health for several months.
David was born August 24, 1955 in Rushville, Indiana to Gale and Juanita Francis (Nolty) Hornsby. He was a 1973 graduate of Connersville High School. A registered nurse, he received his bachelor of nursing from Anderson University. His professional career began at Lincoln Manor Nursing Center and was for many years an emergency room nurse for Fayette Memorial Hospital and later Reid Health. He was the registered nurse for the Fayette County Jail and for over forty years was director of nursing for Residential CRF.
He enjoyed attending Grand Avenue Methodist Church with his family, especially his mother. Later, he also enjoyed attending New Life Ministries.
David was well known for his breeding of thoroughbred horses, and was a member of the Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky Thoroughbred Associations. Many of his thoroughbreds raced in horse tracks throughout the area states.
David really loved spending time with his work friends and family. He always knew how to tell a “good joke” and was an excellent storyteller.
Survivors include a brother, Douglas (DiAnna) Hornsby of Connersville; a sister, Darla (David) Henley of Hagerstown; nephews and nieces, Derek (Julia) Hornsby of Hagerstown, Devin (Lindsay) Hornsby of Connersville, Madeline Henley of Hagerstown, and Jacob Henley of Hagerstown; and two great nieces, Macie and Rylie Hornsby. He is also blessed with a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside ceremony at noon, Monday, May 18, 2020 at Everton Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Meadows officiating. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.
Memorial contributions in memory of David can be made to the Juanita Hornsby Education Scholarship. Please make all checks payable to Darla Henley, who administers the funds.
The staff of Miller, Moster, Robbins is honored to serve the family of David William Hornsby.