Barry Wayne Horner, age 77, died Thursday, November 17, 2022 at his home following a brief illness.
Barry was a sportsman, an avid hunter, and fisherman, a member of the Woodsboro Bowmen enjoying archery. He was a life member at the New Oxford Gun Club. He also was a life member of the North Carroll Rod and Gun Club where he shot trap. He was a member of Carlisle Fish and Game Association, and the York and Adams Game and Fish Association where he shot skeet and trap. He was a lifetime member of the Cresap Rifle Club.
Barry was a self-taught guitar player and a member of the Monocacy River boys playing with his brother Delmar.
Barry joined the Frederick City Police in 1967 and was a firearms instructor where he was a top-shot numerous times. He shot a perfect 100 on the pistol course during qualification. Barry retired in 1992 after 25 years of service and then worked for the Maryland Public Defenders office for 10 years.
A few things to know about Barry:
Once you were a friend-you were a friend forever. Friends were first and he always helped you.
He was an excellent son, husband, father and family member.
He was a certified NRA instructor in rife, pistol and shotgun.
He was the Cresap Rifle Club Champion in 1992 and repeat champion 13 years later in 2005.
Barry was an accomplished shooter in all aspects of the shotgun sports. This included trap, skeet, and sporting clays.
He was a long-standing member of the Carlisle Fish and Game Association Skeet Committee. He gave freely of his time supporting the Club and all skeet shooters.
Finally, Barry was extremely proud of shooting a perfect 100 score in Skeet Doubles at a registered tournament at Carlisle Fish and Game.
Barry’s interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery where members of the Fredrick City Police folded and presented the American flag to his wife, Mary Ann by Sheriff Jenkins. The service concluded with a shotgun salute by Barry’s close friends.
You can view Barry’s formal obituary on the Hartzler Funeral Home website: https://www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Barry-W-Horner?obId=26382811