Peter Nathaniel Horton, 49, of Rogers, AR, passed on May 1, 2023. He is preceded in death by his parents, James “Hap” Horton and Motella Sue Horton, and his three brothers Charles “Chuck”, Jim “Jeep” and Frank Horton. He is survived by his wife and best friend Beth Horton, children Jack and Ginny Horton, siblings Mike Horton and Laura Porterfield, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Virginia and Martin Roy, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Kathleen and Collin Condray, his former sister-in-law Liz Ducrest, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In his personal life, Peter was a loving husband, father and cat dad. He and Beth had known each other for over 30 years and were married for almost 24 of those. He shared his love of all things Star Trek and Star Wars with Jack, and Ginny is a big hugger just like he was. Both children also inherited his love of and knack for art and design. He had no tolerance for intolerance, racism or bigotry. He loved cooking and enjoying all different types of cuisine, especially Thai, Asian Fusion, Indian and Ethiopian. He also appreciated music and had eclectic tastes. He always knew the best songs to play to suit any occasion, and his toddler dance parties were legendary. He enjoyed mixing and playing electronic music, performing as DJ DDX at different music festivals over the years. He also had his own YouTube Channel, Cloudwave ASMR sleep sounds, dedicated to creating ambient soundscapes designed to help those struggling with insomnia or just wanting to relax. Peter was also a writer and had written multiple chapters for a space opera trilogy he was working on. And he was very involved in the online community of Nerdfighteria whose motto is DFTBA (Don’t Forget To Be Awesome) and generally focuses on trying to make the world a better place through actions small or large.
The common thread through all of Peter’s working life was people. He loved being around others. He worked for several local promotional product companies throughout his career and was most recently a salesperson at Sign Studio. A self described bibliophile and space opera geek, he met many friends through his work as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble in Fayetteville for over 13 years. He never met a stranger. He also loved coffee and coffee culture and worked as a barista at a small Fayetteville coffee shop while he was in college.
Peter will be remembered by his family and friends as someone who was kind, fun-loving, curious, well read, intelligent and always available to lend an ear or give a hug. His Celebration of Life Service will be held on June 17. Friends may reach out for further details on Facebook.