William J. Horky

July 3, 1935 - October 15, 2020

07/03/1935 - 10/15/2020

Past Services

Visitation
Saturday October 24, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Service
Saturday October 24, 2020
1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday October 24, 2020
2:00 pm
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 | Directions

William J Horky (Bill) died October 15, 2020 at Venice Hospital in Venice, Fl.

He was the son of Ann and Frank Horky of Bridgeport Ohio.

William was born July 3rd 1935.

He was a Graduate of Bridgeport High School class of 1953.

He purchased and owned the Shadyside Dairy Queen from 1959 to 1982. William also owned and established the Bellaire and Martins Ferry Dairy Queens around the same time.

He was a member of the Ohio Valley Jaycees organization and has been a member of the Elks for 50 years.

William moved to Florida in 1982 and retired from property management in the Englewood Villas association in Boca Royale in 2015.

He is preceded in death by his Parents Frank and Ann Horky. Also brothers Frank,Carl,Roy Horky and a special Grandson Ryan Allen Horky.

He is survived by the love of his life who he was married 63 years to Janice Ruth Horky. Three children Gary (Debbie) Horky, Jeff (Wanda) Horky and Pam (Mike) Borsch.

Surviving Grandchildren are Jerry (Margaret) Horky, Tara (Ryan) Pidgeon, Becky (Martin) Thalman, Will (Bianca) Borsch, Taylor (Lyndsay) Horky

William had 5 Great Grandchildren, Isabella Thalman, Sarah Ruth Borsch, Noelle Borsch, Dustin Pidgeon, Xander Pidgeon.

He also had close friends that he felt like they were his children. (Paul, Suzanne Park & family)

Bill was a warm caring man who put God, family and friends first. He was a compassionate man who looked out for the people in his community.

Bill will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and facial coverings will be required during visitation which will be Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11am until time of service at 1pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral home, 3900 Central AVE, Shadyside, OH 43947

Share your thoughts and memories with William’s family by going to Baucknechtaltmeyer.com

For those unable to attend the funeral service, remote livestream viewing is made possible by Tribucast.

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Jack Wetzel
1 year ago

I spent my childhood living next door to the Horky family in Brookside. Bill, Roy, Carl and I spent many years growing up in that area and roaming the hills together. I miss them all. Bill was really a very special person. I am sad at his passing.

Richard (Dick) Mann
1 year ago

Bill was a classmate of my and a friend through high school. Bill was always in an upbeat mood with a big smile on his face. I only saw Bill a few times after graduation at a couple of class reunions. Bill was one of the good guys and I’m sure he will be missed , RIP Bill.

Clinton and Sandy Lake Meche
1 year ago

Love and prayers

Clinton and Sandy Lake Meche
1 year ago

My love and prayers to you and your family

Dave Barber
1 year ago

Aunt Janice, Gary, Jeff and Pam, you’re in my prayers, I’m sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Uncle Bill.

Dave

Barbara Cole
1 year ago

Bill hired me in the 60s at the DQ and I also worked for him at the DQ Brazier in Bellaire. It was my first job and I learned a lot from him. He was such a nice man! Sorry for your loss. Barbara Hartline-Cole

Cindy Rowan Cornett
1 year ago

I enjoyed working for Bill and Jan. In Shadyside and Bellaire Dairy Queens. They helped many of us to earn money for college in the 60’s. May God bless you and your families.

Deb Shultz Miner
1 year ago

Rest In Peace, Mr. Horky. He hired me at the Shadyside DQ back in 1970. It was the best job I ever had, even tho it would have been hard to survive on $.75 an hour. He was instrumental in helping to develop a good work ethic in me that served me well throughout my working years. Ironic that he lived so close in recent years and I never knew-I live in Venice part time now! Prayers for Jan and the “kids”

Chuck Reese
1 year ago

Jan and family I am so sorry for your loss. My first job was the Bellaire DQ back in 1968. Bill made it a great place to work. Great memories of the annual Christmas Eve party.

Chuck Reese
1 year ago

Jan and family… so sorry for your loss. My first job was the Bellaire DQ. Great memories of the Christmas Eve parties at your house. Great Boss!