James Nigel Hornsby of Franklin, Alabama was born on September 2, 1948 and passed away on June 22, 2021. He was 72 years old.
Nigel was preceded in death by his parents, James Huston Hornsby and Marjorie McEune Hornsby; stepmother, Marian Hornsby; sister, Susan Hornsby; brother, Patrick Hornsby.
Nigel is survived by his wife Martha Sheppard Hornsby; son, Ross Hornsby, daughter, Kim Recktenwald (Bryan), and their mother Nita Hornsby; grandchildren, Lucy and Ethan Recktenwald; stepchildren, Lisa Campagna (Marc) and Laura Evans Wilson (Matt); step grandchildren, Jacob, Josie, and John Thomas Evans, Eli and Brewer Wilson, Owen and Ellis Campagna; brothers, Roger Hornsby (Linda), Mike Hornsby (Paula), and Steve Hornsby (Noreen); sister, Sheila Godfrey (Tommy); step siblings, Dean Hornsby (Lisa) and Judy Barber (Robert); stepmother, Mary Ann Sheppard, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Nigel was a graduate of Tuskegee High School and Auburn University where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He was an entrepreneur and inventor. He was the owner of Hornsby Striping Co., Inc., serving the area for 37 years. He also founded Ultra-Line Enterprises, providing the thermoplastic spray gun he invented to customers around the world. He was a hardworking, dedicated, and loving husband and father. He was a generous and loyal friend. Nigel loved his Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Pansy, Molly, Susie Q, Fancy, and Patches.
He was a faithful attendee of Bradford’s Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of Ramsay Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2021 at Corbitt’s Funeral Home in Tuskegee, Alabama. The funeral service will be Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Bradford's Chapel UMC, 2091 County Road 29, Tuskegee, 36083 (at the corner of County Road 29 and County Road 30 in Shorter). Rev. James Meadows will be officiating. Burial will follow at Neal’s Chapel UMC Cemetery in Franklin, Alabama. Pallbearers will be Roger Hornsby, Mike Hornsby, Steve Hornsby, Tommy Godfrey, Dean Hornsby, and Bryan Recktenwald.
Flowers will be accepted or donations in his memory can be made to Bradford’s Chapel, the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch, or a local animal shelter.
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