Stephen Ray Horton, 48, of Cypress, TX passed away on March 18, 2021. He was born in Hobbs, NM on January 16, 1973 to William Horton and Shirley Brazeal Horton. His family moved to Brenham, TX when Stephen was 8 years old. He graduated from Brenham High School in 1991. He attended Sam Houston State University. He met the love of his life, Shannon Murray, while working with Cutco in College Station, TX. They were married on September 23, 2000. Stephen and Shannon were blessed with two children, Aiden in 2005 and Tinley in 2010. They made their home in Cypress, TX and recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Stephen played both soccer and football as a youth and into high school. He loved watching and coaching his kids in both sports, and impacted the lives of so many young athletes that he coached. Stephen and his family shared an indescribable amount of adventures and laughs in the time that they were blessed to have him by their side.
Stephen was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Tula Horton and Ray and Mae Brazeal, and his father William Horton. He is survived by his wife Shannon, son Aiden and daughter Tinley of Cypress, his mother Shirley Horton of Brenham, his father and mother-in-law Paul and Darlene King of Cypress, Brother Roy and Patti Horton of Brenham, sister Starla Horton and special friend Trevor Riley of Brenham, Sister-in-law Kristine Murray of Cypress, and Brother-in-law Paul and Liza King of Cypress. Nieces and nephews Brandy and David Vyskocil of Brenham, Ryan and Andrea Horton of Cypress, Joshua and Kachina Babin of Cypress, Justen and Kristie Babin of Brenham, Chris Horton and special friend Emily Flicker of Dallas, Heather Horton of Austin, David White of Lubbock, Hailey Murray and special friend Daniel Martinez of Houston, Tristan Murray and special friend Brooke Fry of Waco, Ami Short of Cypress, Iyana Short of Cypress, Kayden King of Cypress, and Devin King of Cypress.
Stephen was also blessed by several great nieces and nephews – Mya, Zoey, Logan, Jackson, Julia, Harper, Avery, Eden, and Atlas. He is also survived by too many personal and close friends to name. The amount of love and support that Stephen had throughout his life from his friends was truly one of the biggest blessings of his life. All of you know that there was a special place in Stephen’s heart for you, and I know he will always live on in your hearts forever.
Location: Community of Faith Church
16124 Becker Rd
Hockley, TX 77447
Date: Thursday March 25, 2021
Viewing: 1:00 PM
Service: 2:00 PM
Graveside following the service at:
Klein Memorial Park Cemetery
14711 Cypress N. Houston Rd
Cypress, TX 77429
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