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William Montgomery Horner “Monty”, age 69

William Montgomery Horner “Monty”, age 69, of Bryant, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on October 28, 2022. He was born in Waco, Texas on December 27, 1952 to Robert Anthony Horner and Frances Eiring.

Monty graduated from Plainview High School in Plainview, Texas in 1971. He then attended Texas Tech and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology in 1975. Monty married the love of his life, Brenda, in 1997. He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather.

Monty enjoyed traveling and especially camping. He was the biggest fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks and his alma mater, Texas Tech.  He worked in Food Management, including Frito-Lay and Riviana Foods, to name a few, for many years. He was also the Lonoke County Election Sheriff for 15 years. Monty loved the Lord and attended the Collective Church in Bryant, Arkansas.

Monty is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Frances Horner.

Monty leaves behind his wife of 25 years Brenda Horner; children Travis (Kimbra), Amanda McGuire (Seth), Jennifer Pokora, and Jan Finke (Ulrike); grandchildren Madi Horner, Juniper McGuire, Linda Finke, and Luke Pokora; brother Andy Horner; sister Nancy Allen (Scott); sister-in-laws Anita DuBose (Kenneth) and Deborah Reaves (Delbert); and a host of nieces and nephews.

A  celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11:30 am at Maumelle Park in shelter #5; 9009 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72223. There will be BBQ, and everyone is welcome to attend to celebrate Monty’s life.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Ron & Sheila Dailey Posted November 4, 2022 12:01 PM

    Ron and I only knew Monty a short while but that was enough time to learn to love him and Brenda. Wish we could have known him longer.

  • Nita Colclasure Posted November 4, 2022 1:42 PM

    It was truly an honor to work with you. That twinkle in your eye never failed to bring a smile to my face. RIL Friend. You will be missed by many.

  • Doug Yerby Posted November 4, 2022 8:16 PM

    My best friend from high school. I am really going to miss my good buddy

  • Mary Anna Kidd Posted November 4, 2022 8:44 PM

    Monty was one of the “big kids.” I remember him with his cool friends, and cool rides, and kind words. And a little (lot) of teasing. His humor and good nature was still shining through when we reconnected via FB several years ago. He’s left a wealth of happy memories. Sending prayers for comfort.

  • Alicia Pasley Posted November 4, 2022 9:59 PM

    We lived next door to Monty and Brenda for many years when they lived in Carlisle and will continue to love and miss both of them. So sorry for your loss Brenda.

  • Anja Küntzel with husband Nico Posted November 6, 2022 10:49 AM

    Brenda, I am very sorry for your loss. We haven‘t been in touch for a while, but you were always on my mind. I often think about my year in the US and your wedding, which I was so happy to attend. And I was even happier, when you came all the way to Germany to be part of my wedding in 2004. I have so many good memories, because of Monty and you. We are very sad and thinking of you.

  • Gerald Plafcan Posted November 7, 2022 6:48 AM

    “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” —Helen Keller

  • Jerry and Jane Kerby Posted November 10, 2022 3:15 PM

    I have known Monty for over 45 years. First met Monty in Lubbock Tx when he was the QA manager at the Frito-Lay plant. We worked together at Frito-Lay in Lubbock and Atlanta. Later we worked together at Medallion Foods in Newport,At. We even found time for couple of camping trips. Monty and Brenda visited us in North Carolina where we had a fantastic time. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences to his family.

  • Norma Watts Posted November 15, 2022 11:00 PM

    I’m going to miss you Monty! Had lots of laughs with you and Brenda in the short time I knew you. Rest In Peace my friend and client…

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