God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arm around him and whispered, “Come with me.” With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God saddened our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
Gale Douglas Hornsby passed away January 26, 2022 after a courageous thirteen year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Doug was born March 22, 1953 in Rushville, Indiana to Gale and Juanita Hornsby. He graduated with a degree in business from IU East and retired as vice president of FCN Bank after forty years of service.
On November 7, 1981, he married Dianna Dawn Thornsbury in Gortner Memorial Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Hornsby survives.
Along with his wife, he attended Alquina United Methodist Church.
Doug had a servant’s heart for his community. He served the majority of his adult life volunteering his time, energy, and expertise to numerous Everton and Fayette County community boards, organizations, and foundations. He served the majority of his time committed to eight terms as Jackson Township Trustee from 1986 to 2014. Doug was always supportive of his family, especially his two sons and their sporting events throughout the years. He volunteered his time in various coaching positions including Connersville Babe Ruth and the Connersville Quarterback Club. He never missed an event and was always ready to do “The Spartan Rumble”.
Doug was known for his kind heart, warm smile, and infectious sense of humor.
He loved his family and is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dianna Dawn Hornsby; two sons, Derek Douglas (Julia) Hornsby of Hagerstown and Devin Patrick (Lindsay) Hornsby of Connersville; two granddaughters, Macie and Rylie Hornsby; a sister, Darla (David) Henley of Hagerstown; a niece, Madeline Henley of Hagerstown; a nephew, Jacob Henley of Hagerstown; his father-in-law, Joe Thornsbury of Connersville; and a sister-in-law, Debbie (Max) Soliday of Hagerstown.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David William Hornsby, who passed away May 11, 2020; his mother-in-law, Faye Thornsbury; and a brother-in-law, Ronnie Thornsbury.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Everton Cemetery with Reverend Rob Judd officiating. The family has requested all those in attendance to please wear a mask. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions in memory of Doug may be made to the Juanita Hornsby Community Impact Fund at the Fayette County Foundation. Please make checks out to the Fayette County Foundation and put Juanita Hornsby Community Impact Fund on the memo line.
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