Horace Glynn Splawn

Horace Glynn Splawn, Sr., 95, of La Marque passed away on Monday, July 24, 2023. He was born on March 28, 1928 in Prairieville, Texas.

Horace was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ethel (Guy) and his wife of 64 years, Dorothy. He referred to her as “The Love of My Life”. He is survived by his sons, Chuck (Horace Jr.) and wife Sophia of Santa Fe and Rusty and fiancée Wendy Dill of La Marque; and granddaughters Chevis and Chloe.

Horace worked for Monsanto from 1951-1986, 35 years, as a pipefitter. He was involved in whatever endeavors his children were doing while growing up. Horace coached his son’s little league teams and was a 4-H leader. He was very active with the Galveston County 4-H Extension office. Horace was on the Board of Directors for the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo in the 70’s and early 80’s. He always stayed busy fixing things and tinkering. He received great joy from spending time with friends and their families.

There will be a graveside service at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock 10:00am Thursday, August 10, 2023 under the direction of Crowder Funeral Home-La Marque and officiated by Deacon Alvin Lovelady.

95 is a long life but not enough for the family; we wanted forever. He was a kind and good person.


  1. We were blessed to know him for many years as Rusty’s dad. As we go through life we must all loose our parents at some time. Our condolences to the whole Splawn family.

    Mike and Charlene Lopez
  2. Chuck,
    Sorry to hear about your father. Condolences to you and your family.

    Mark Devore
  3. My sister and I were just talking about Horace! We so loved
    him and Dorothy as kids growing up going to visit!
    What a wonder man and an awesome example of kindness and
    Fly high, you earned those wings! I know you and daddy are catching up

    Wanda (Gardenhire) Beard

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