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Charles Ray Horne

January 23, 1920 - August 10, 2017

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Charles Ray Horne, III - January 23, 1928 - August 10, 2017

Charles Ray Horne, III, age 89, of Katy, Texas passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Charles was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on January 23, 1928 to Charles (Max) and Ella Woodall Horne. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School, home of the Fighting Bulldogs, at the young age of 16 in 1944 and enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII, serving in the Philippines. He obtained the rank of Boatswain's Mate Second Class. He then served in the...

Charles Ray Horne, III - January 23, 1928 - August 10, 2017

Charles Ray Horne, III, age 89, of Katy, Texas passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Charles was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on January 23, 1928 to Charles (Max) and Ella Woodall Horne. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School, home of the Fighting Bulldogs, at the young age of 16 in 1944 and enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII, serving in the Philippines. He obtained the rank of Boatswain's Mate Second Class. He then served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 as Chief Petty Officer where he skippered a fuel tug in Adak, Alaska. He went on to college at Louisiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1954. He went to work for Pan American as a Petroleum Geologist and worked in Corpus Christi and Houston until 1965 when he became Head Geologist for MPS Exploration and Butte Resources until around 1976 when he started his own company, Aubaine Corporation. He retired in 1985 at the age of 57. He helped found Aubaine Supply Company in 1983 and owned stock until 2010. He was the President of the Houston Electric Log Library for a number of years and a member of the AAPG for his entire professional career.

He married Ruth Madison Horne on July 19, 1952. They were happily married for 65 years. He and his wife purchased a Bay House in Old Amsterdam on Chocolate Bayou around 1968, where enjoyed fishing and duck hunting. He was an avid fan of the LSU Tigers football team and was passionate about the game. He was a contributing member of the Tiger Athletic Foundation.

Charles is survived by his loving wife, Ruth, three children, Charles Horne, IV and wife Mandy of Giddings, Amy Lawless and husband Gary of Katy, and Michael Horne and wife Sharon of Giddings; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Greaud and husband Ronnie of Denham Springs, Louisiana and a brother, Philip Horne and wife Joan of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Ella Horne.

Serving as Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Gary and Nathan Lawless, Charles (Jake) and August (Gus Bob) Horne, and Austin Barnett, along with very close family friend, Milton Howard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation in his memory or to the Charity of one's choice.