Born July 20, 1942 in Beckley, West Virginia
Departed April 21, 2022 in Indialantic, Florida
Pete Hornbeck passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 79 with his loving wife Nancy, twin daughters, Dama Vance and Donna Self, husband John Self and granddaughter Nevaeh by his side in Indialantic, Florida on April 21, 2022.
He was born in Beckley, West Virginia on July 20, 1942. He was raised in Sophia, West Virginia and graduated from Sophia High School in 1960. He attended Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He was an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. He had an associate degree from Beckley College. A Bachelor degree from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He was an instructor at Beckley College Mortuary School. He was owner/ operator of Loy Funeral Home. He was a member of the Wardensville United Methodist Church and the Wardensville Lions Club. He was also and Avid WVU fan. He was a member of the Azan Shrine and the South Brevard Shrine Club in Melbourne, Florida, Orlando Scottish Rite, The Brevard Masonic Lodge and The Canaveral Order of the Eastern Star.
Pete is survived by his wife of 59 years Nancy Hornbeck, his daughter Dama Vance and husband Jimmy, daughter Donna Self and husband John. Grandchildren Michael Sears II (Casey Brown), Kristina Sears (Lester Lutrell), Courtney Miller (Derek Miller), Kevin Sears, Daniel Vance (Jodie Vance), Chelsea Flannery (Matthew Flannery), Nevaeh Dressler (Brody Weese), Johnny Self, Charity Greenwalt. Great grandchildren, Trenton, Michael, Evan, Luke, Kayleigh, Mackenzie, Skylar, Colton, Sterling, Elsie, Brooks and cherished sister Randa Workman.
A memorial service will be held in Wardensville, West Virginia, date and time pending.
Donations in Pete’s honor can be made to The Shriners Childrens Hospital @ lovetotherescue.org
I hadn't seen Pete for a long time, but this photo immediately made me think of his dad, who was also a great guy, and maybe looks a little like his grandfather, my high school principal while Pete and I were at SHS together. We were close friends with Bill and Randa for a long time, and of course, before that Randa and I had some good times in high school, since she dated one of my good friends. I have many fond memories of the Hornbecks from school and church. (Did you know there's a Hornbeck Road in Morgantown)?
Will miss Pete a lot! Always will think of him as one of my favorite persons as well as cousin. Prayers and hugs for all of you! 🙏🏻💕💕
remember Pete as a fun loving fellow. His smile could win a thousand hearts, and his service in his work was extraordinary. We will miss him here, but see him again one day in Heaven where no sorry or pain can enter there.
I love you and miss you uncle Pete. I can remember all the good times and everything we did. Thank you for all the good advise. Love you
Condolences and love to Pete and family. Rest In Peace our friend.
Pete (papaw) I love you and miss you very much! I’m glad you are no longer in pain. Thank u for always being their for me! I’m so glad you are no longer in pain! I love you! Save a spot with God (Jesus) for me! Love always and forever cass! To the family I’m so sorry for your loss!
Praying for God to comfort each one of you with his loving arms of love, peace and strength today and in the days ahead. Love you
One of a kind, jokester, thinker, friend, family oriented, good natured, only a few words of description, someone who made a fun difference in my life but certainly made our days of floral work for me enjoyable. A special fellow , sad that His journey here has ended but so happy for his homecoming, my heart goes to each of you with much love