James Phillip Hor­ney Sr.

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CH­ESTER — James Phillip Hor­ney Sr., “Capt. Phil” of Ch­ester, MD, died Mon­day June 21, 2016, at UMSMC at Eas­ton. He was 82.

Born on Au­gust 13, 1933, in Gra­sonville, MD, he was the son of the late Charles and Kit Hor­ney. Phil grew up in Gra­sonville and at­tended Stevensville High School. He served in the U.S Army from 1953 to 1955 and re­turned to the Eastern Shore to marry his beloved wife Jac­que­line Wy­att on Novem­ber 27, 1955.

Capt. Phil was a suc­cess­ful water­man. He crabbed in the Eastern Bay and hand­tonged for oys­ters through­out the Bay. He made his own eel pots and fished them in the Wye River. He loved work­ing on the wa­ter and spend­ing time with his fam­ily. He re­tired at the age of 74.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Jac­que­line Wy­att Hor­ney of Ch­ester; his sons, James Phillip Hor­ney Jr. and wife Joyce and Charles “Chet” Hor­ney, both of Ch­ester; his daugh­ter, Eve Fishell and hus­band Kevin of Fed­er­als­burg; seven grand­chil­dren; Brian and Kevin Hor­ney, Jonah Saun­ders, Joy Crossley, Kit, Kas­sidy, and Kar­ley Fishell; nine great-grand­chil­dren; and three of his seven sib­lings, Paige Demma, Mike Hor­ney and Dave Hor­ney.

He is pre­de­ceased by his broth­ers; Joe and Wayne Hor­ney and sis­ters; Norma Ben­ney and Peggy Dono­van.

A me­mo­rial prayer ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. on Thurs­day, June 30, 2016, at Fel­lows, Helfen­bein and New­nam Fu­neral Home, P.A., 106 Sham­rock Road, Ch­ester, MD.

The fam­ily would like to in­vite friends and rel­a­tives to the Bay County Moose Lodge in Queenstown, fol­low­ing the ser vice.

In lieu of flow­ers, please send do­na­tions to St. Jude’s Chil­dren’s Re­search Hos­pi­tal, 501 St Jude Place, Mem­phis, TN 38105.

For on­line trib­utes, please visit www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home. com. Kather­ine “Kitty” M. Green­wood, of Cam­den, Del., Dorothy L. White­ley, of Vi­dalia, Ga., Flora E. “Tippy” Hardin, of Hous­ton, Texas, Mar­garet Ann Sil­ver­man, of Day­ton, Ohio, Chris­tine Delores “Min­nie” Plet­zer, of Wye Mills, Frances C. Everett and S. June Kemp, of Chestertown; and step­daugh­ter Marie Tay­lor.

She is sur­vived by a son, H. Douglas White­ley and his wife Betty, of Bet­ter­ton; a grand­son, H. Douglas White­ley Jr. and his wife Kim and great-grand­son Bryce Mar­cus White­ley, of Fred­er­ick; step­son Robert Smith and his wife Deb­bie, of Chestertown; step­daugh­ter Gwen Newell, of Galena; step­daugh­ter Syrta Smith, of Still Pond; step­son Tom Smith, of New Hamp­shire; step­son Henry Smith, of Bet­ter­ton; and step­daugh­ter Becky Smith, of Ca­tonsville.

Grave­side ser­vices were held Wed­nes­day, June 22, at Ch­ester­field Ceme­tery, Centreville.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Amer­i­can Le­gion-Jeff Davis Post 18, 2619 Centreville Road, Centreville, MD 21617.

Ar­range­ments by Fel­lows Fam­ily Fu­neral Home, Milling­ton, www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home.com.

JAMES PHILLIP HOR­NEY SR.

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