MORGANTON Mr. Harold Lee Horton, 61, of Morganton, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Carolinas Medical Center. Harold was born March 5, 1958, in Burke County to Mary Fortune Horton and the late Laton Alton Horton Sr. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Terry Pearson Horton; son, Harold Lee "Hal" Horton Jr. and wife, Laura; grandchildren, Eli Horton, Holden Horton; sister, Norma Jean Horton; brothers, Al Horton and wife, Brenda, Freddy Horton and wife, Nina; nieces, Dawn Young, Tabitha Horton, Katie Horton, Sarah Horton; and great-nephews, Drew Young and Jake Young. A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, with Pastor Jerry Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Burke County Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 219, Morganton, NC 28680. A guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com. Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.