Greg, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died at the age of 59. He was born to Barbara and Robert Horn in Sylacauga, AL. He was raised in Lancaster, TX and graduated from Lancaster High in 1979. Greg started working as a truck/delivery driver at the age of 18.
He also worked for the Dallas Cowboys as a Security Supervisor for 28 years until Texas Stadium closed in 2008. Later Greg worked as a special education paraprofessional while coaching football, basketball & track. This gave Greg the opportunity, which he loved, to work with students & young athletes, whom over the years brought him another level of joy and accomplishment. Greg was a skilled umpire for baseball and his real love, fast pitch softball. He umpired for many years as both a profession & a passion and continued to do so until this past February. In 1995, Greg & Paula Summers were married at Coyote Hills near Cheyenne, Ok. Greg’s family was the joy of his life. Over the years they shared many adventures & created wonderful memories with their daughters & grandchildren… and they were his favorite athletes to coach. Greg’s most fond memories were coaching girls’ softball with his daughter, Summer Loree. Unbeknownst to most, Greg was also a master barb- que griller, Greg loved family gatherings and was ceremoniously named “grill master” for these fun family events.
Greg was preceded in death by his mother Barbara, & his stepmother, Jackie; and his infant daughter, Taylor Rae Horn. Greg is survived by his wife Paula; daughter Summer Loree, daughter, Meghan Allison and her husband Aaron, 3 grandchildren, sister, Sharon; and a host of extended family.
A public celebration of Greg’s life will be held at a later time after public meeting restrictions have been lifted. We will communicate that event when plans are created. The family is requesting, in lieu of flowers, for donations to be made to the American Diabetes Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, or the TBI Warrior Foundation. Please visit vondelsmithmortuar. com to leave a condolence for the family.