Wayne Ross Horne, 54, of Gwinnett County, Georgia, passed away on October 3, 2021 @ 11:40 pm at Northside Gwinnett Hospital in Lawrenceville, GA after a long battle with complications from Polycystic Kidney Disease. Wayne was the son of the late Roger D Horne and the late Eleanor (Dodie) Horne. He is survived by his daughter, Kristin Horne and his wife of 23 years, Dana Henderson Horne. He is also survived by his brother, Rick Horne (wife Donna) of Dallas, GA, five nephews: Russell Horne (wife Lindsey & daughter Freya) of Lake Wales, FL, Collin & Kenny Horne of Tampa, FL, Alex Horne of Dallas, GA, and Jarrod Henderson of Lawrenceville, GA, as well as a host of other loving family and friends.
Wayne attended Jupiter Christian School in Jupiter, FL where he was raised. Wayne served in the US Marine Corps and worked in many trades during his lifetime, including a machinist with Chassis Engineering in Jupiter, FL, a building contractor, and tool repair technician.
He loved spending time with his family and was passionate about all things outdoors, including hiking, camping & surfing. He served as a Girl Scout Leader and Soccer Coach for his daughter for many years. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America.
Wayne was very passionate about Living History and his Native American Heritage. He regularly participated in Living History re-enactments of Revolutionary War, Mountain Man, and Native American period encampments. Wayne was especially fond of his local site at Fort Yargo in Winder, GA
Wayne was a gentle giant of a man, full of kindness and a giving heart.
Wayne’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 30 at 11 am at 12 Stone Church – Snellville, GA Campus. It will be officiated by Trey Hildebrant, Campus Pastor of 12 Stone Church.
In lieu of flowers, we have set up The Wayne “Quiet Bear” Horne Memorial Fund at gofundme.com. The direct link is https://gofund.me/ba4696fc. His fund will be used to assist his daughter, Kristin, to finish out her college education. Proceeds will also go to honor Wayne with a donation to the American Kidney Fund and the building of a historically correct, permanent structure at Fort Yargo in Winder, GA in his memory.