United States Army Staff Sergeant Francis Lewis Horning, Retired, 65, of Grottoes, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

Francis was born in Watertown, NY, on November 2, 1947, and was a son of the late Chester and Alice (Lewis) Horning.

Francis is survived by two daughters, Amy Smitherman and husband Bill of Grottoes, and Lisa Loudon and husband Ed of NY; three brothers, Richard Horning and wife Carol of Burbank, CA, Robert Horning and companion Mary of Watertown, NY, and Johan Horning of the Netherlands. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Zac and Grayci Smitherman, and Sarah and Joshua Loudon.

He is preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie, Mike, and Bill Horning.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.  Funeral services will be at 11am at the funeral home.  Military burial will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chaumont, following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the RMH Hahn Cancer Center, 2008 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.