ForeverMissed

Terence Partick Hornsey, age 35 of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the John Cochran Veterans Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Terence Patrick Hornsey was born on July 31, 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He loved spending time with his family and was a member of the Catholic faith.  He married Destiney Dawn (Harmon)  daughter of Richard Harmon and Catherine Porter on June 21, 1998.

Terence Partick Hornsey is survived by: his wife: Destiney Hornsey, his son: Alexander Hornsey both of Florissant, Missouri.  His parents: John William Hornsey of Kirkwood, Missouri and Terry Sue Hornsey of Florissant, Missouri.  Two brothers: Christopher Hornsey of St. Louis, Missouri and John Hornsey of Peoria, Illinois. Please join us along with many friends and family in mourning his passing.

A celebration of Terence Patrick Hornsey's life will be on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:00 A.M at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Florissant, Missouri, with a reception to follow.  Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military honors. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the American Morutary and Cremation Service of Imperial, Missouri

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Posted by Chris Hornsey on November 10, 2021
The last decade has changed the world in ways no-one would have predicted. Since we lost you the tone is so unwelcoming and has no harmony. When I take time to consider what my world felt like a decade ago you were a constant reminder that beneath the toil, responsibility and expectations it's just living each day and we choose how we live it.

You chose to enjoy your days more than most and I work daily to try and enjoy my time more in memory of that. We all need your light perspective and laughter more now than ever.

Your son is a mirror image of you. I pray, more than anything, that you are able to appreciate how smart he is. You recognized that when he was very young and it brought you more happiness than anything I can remember. You would have been beaming if you would have known him now.

Miss you on the hard days as much as the good ones,
Chris

Posted by John Clover on November 10, 2021
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message “He Is Dead”,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

-W H Auden
Posted by terry hornsey on November 10, 2021
I was sitting in the car waiting for someone to come out of the McDonalds and there was a maintenance man working. He was the image of you. I got out of the car and was talking to him. It was like seeing you again. He said he was 44 ears old. You would be 45 now.  When we were leaving he was waving good-bye to me. I can't help thinking on this tenth anniversary of your passing you came back to visit one more time. You are always with me in my heart. I will see you again in heaven. Love Forever, Mom
Posted by terry hornsey on August 1, 2021
A VERY STRONG MEMORY WILL ALWAYS BE HOW YOU LOVED YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTIES. YOU ALWAYS LOVED A PARTY. I HOPE YOU PARTIED WITH THE ANGELS ON YOUR BIRTHDAY. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE. LOVE FOREVER MON.
Posted by Jack Hornsey on July 31, 2021
Happy Birthday, You are very missed and thought about always. Love Dad
Posted by Megan Kinealy on July 31, 2021
Happy Birthday Terry I hope you are having a blast wherever you might be. ❤️
Posted by John Clover on November 10, 2020
I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before too. Your memory is a keepsake from which I will never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.                             Love you brother !
Posted by Gabrielle Clover on November 10, 2020
Today marks nine years without you. It won’t ever be the same but I know you’re having fun up there. We all miss you.
so much love
Posted by Jack Hornsey on November 10, 2020
Visited your grave site today. It is so sad that you are no longer with us but the memories of the times we had bring a smile, a big one. Love Dad
Posted by Megan Kinealy on November 10, 2020
Thinking of you now and every year at this time. Hoping you’re getting a kick out of all of this mayhem going on down here with these red and blue fruit loops vying for president LOL Miss you buddy!!
Posted by terry hornsey on November 10, 2020
Today is the 9th anniversary of your passing. I start this day with tears in my eyes. This week we donated the ice skates you loved so much. It was hard to do because they were a physical reminder of you. But your memory is so imbedded in our hearts you will never leave us you are only a thought away. Your family and friends love and miss you so much. Love Forever, Mom
Posted by John Clover on August 1, 2020
Happy Birthday brother. Please look over the family, for these are uncertain times. We need a guardian angel watching our six.
Posted by Megan Kinealy on July 31, 2020
Wishing you a Happy Birthday wherever you are. ❤️
Posted by terry hornsey on July 31, 2020
Today is your 44th earthly birthday. Your 9th heavenly birthday, Nobody enjoyed a party more than you. I remember your happiness when the bear at Chuck E. Cheeses came over to wish you a happy birthday, I hope your birthday in Heaven tops that. Although you are not physically here you are always with us in our hearts and memories. Love you and miss you and wish I could take you to Chuck E. Cheeses one more time.
Posted by Jack Hornsey on July 31, 2020
Happy birthday. See you this morning, me and all the deer. I can only hope you feel our feelings and our love for you. Getting closer to seeing you every year. Love Dad
Posted by Jack Hornsey on November 11, 2019
The family went to visit you yesterday. You haven't changed much.  We all love you so much and miss you even more. Dad
Posted by John Clover on November 10, 2019
I AM LEARNING HOW TO LIVE
In a new way
Since that day
You were taken away
I AM LEARNING HOW TO LIVE
With the things left unsaid
Knowing I got to say them
With every tear I shed
I AM LEARNING HOW TO LIVE
By embracing the pain
Knowing that you live on
Through the memories that remain
I AM LEARNING HOW TO LIVE
Knowing I will never again
See your face
And I have peace knowing
You're in a better place
I AM LEARNING HOW TO LIVE
Knowing you're in God's care
It gives me the strength to move on
And makes the pain much easier to bear.
Posted by terry hornsey on November 10, 2019
The years since you have been gone have not diminished the pain of losing you. I hope you know how much you are loved and what an enrichment you were and still are in all our lives. I love you. Mom.
Posted by John Clover on August 1, 2019
You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all he's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him only that he is gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what he'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Happy Birthday lil' Brother !!
Posted by terry hornsey on July 31, 2019
Today would have been your 43rd birthday. I wish I was making lasagna and we were having your birthday party. I remembered today how excited you were when you were little and we had a party at Chuckie Cheese for your birthday. Time does not diminish grief. It just becomes the new norm. We all miss you so much . I love you with all my heart. Always Mom
Posted by Megan Kinealy on July 31, 2019
Hoping you’re looking down on us and seeing how much you’re missed. Happy Birthday Terry!! ❤️
Posted by Jack Hornsey on July 31, 2019
Happy Birthday. I often hope that somehow someway, you know people are thinking about you all of the time not just on your birthday. Love Dad
Posted by Jack Hornsey on November 13, 2018
It is a tearful time again. Miss you so much. Love as always. Dad
Posted by Gabrielle Clover on November 11, 2018
It hasn’t even felt like seven years since you left us. I wish you were still here to see how far everyone has come. It sucks to realize I won’t see you setting off fireworks off of grandmas porch anymore or hear you calling down to grandma about how someone is on the phone. But, I know you’re always there in some way. Everyday I see how much my sisters and I are like you, uncle Chris and my dad. Kinda scary sometimes but pretty great most of the time. I miss you so much and I hope you’re having fun up there.
Posted by terry hornsey on November 9, 2018
Tomorrow is your 7th Heavenly Birthday. The pain of losing you never gets easier and never dulls. I hope from Heaven you can see how wonderful Zander is turning out, I wish you could have stayed here with him longer. I miss you so much. I know Sasha is in Heaven too. Give her a big hug for me. LOVE MOM
Posted by John Clover on November 10, 2017
"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." Miss you brother.......
   - big brother John
Posted by terry hornsey on November 10, 2017
Today is your Heavenly Birthday anniversary of 6 years, I miss you so much. The pain of losing you never goes away and never dulls. We all miss your fun personality and how much you enhanced our lives, I smile when I think of some of your antics. I hope you know how much you are loved and remembered. Love, Mom
Posted by Jack Hornsey on November 10, 2017
See you tomorrow. Dad
Posted by Gayle Wright on November 10, 2017
6 years in heaven! Wow, how you have been missed and forever loved!
Posted by Jack Hornsey on July 31, 2017
Happy Birthday. Just wanted to let you know earth is still thinking about you and loving you more than ever. Thanks for visiting my mind each and every day. Love Dad
Posted by Gayle Wright on July 31, 2017
Happy Birthday Terry!!!!
When a loved one is lost you never, ever forget them.
See you in heaven one day!
Posted by John Hornsey on November 11, 2016
Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. Miss you greatly brother. Keep watch over the family for me.
Posted by terry hornsey on November 10, 2016
My heart knows that the front door will not open to your returning. But my heart now knows the meaning of sorrow which has invaded every fiber of my being. I miss you so much and love you forever. Mom
Posted by Jack Hornsey on November 10, 2016
It has been 5 years. Please stop by and see me if you can. I miss you so much. Love DAD
Posted by Jack Hornsey on August 1, 2016
Still Loved, still missed. Thinking of you daily. Dad
Posted by Amber Clover on July 31, 2016
Happy Birthday up there.
Posted by Catherine Porter on July 31, 2016
Happy Birthday Terry, sure do miss you down here and think of you often. You would be so proud of Destiney and how she is raising such a good son. Love you.
Posted by Amber Clover on November 11, 2015
"So let the light guide your way, hold every memory as you go. And every road you take will always lead you home. It's been a long day without you my friend, and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again. We've come a long way from where we began, and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again...when I see you again." 4 years and I still don't want to believe you're gone. I love reading and hearing all of these crazy stories about you and the things you did just to make someone else laugh. Your goofy personality was infectious and anyone who had the chance to meet you knew that you were one in a million. Each year when we all sit down for the holidays you can bet that someone has an old story to share that always ends in the whole family laughing so hard we cry. The only thing missing is you. I know you're out there watching over each and every one of us and that warms my heart. XOXO
Posted by Megan Kinealy on November 10, 2015
Four years ago today. Still can't believe you're gone. I still remember you and I in the back seat of my moms car as she was driving you, dressed as the Purple People Eater, to a game at CBC. Haha!! Good times!! Most people don't keep in touch with their first boyfriends, but I was grateful that you and I did. I've got great memories of us. I can't imagine what you're family goes through each and every day. I pray for them and will continue to do so though. I hope you're up there keeping an eye on the Blues this year. And if you're u are...THEY NEED YOUR HELP!! LOL Love ya buddy and miss you.
Posted by John Hornsey on November 10, 2015
Few words can be spoken to alleviate the sorrow and pain I feel for the loss of my youngest brother. Its been four years since your passing and little has changed. I still hope to hear about your antics when I talk to Mom on the phone, I yearn to hear your voice when I return home for the holidays and see Zander so proudly display his collection of cars for you to see when you come home from work. I miss you greatly and I know that through all of the grief and sorrow, you still look down upon us, visit with us and look over the family. Rest peacefully my brother.
Posted by Jack Hornsey on November 10, 2015
Forever missed is a reality because I think of you daily. 4 Years already.I pray you are in the a great place and I pray for your guidance. Love is forever. Dad
Posted by terry hornsey on November 10, 2015
It has been four years and I am waiting for this pain to diminish. My heart still waits for the door to open and you are home. I have realized that you are home and it is me that will be going through the door to be home with you. Until then we deal as best we can with missing you.I love you all the way to God and back. Mom
Posted by Jamie Zastrow on November 10, 2015
This is still a very hard day for me as I think about our last conversation together as we smiled and laughed before you took your last breath. You will forever be missed and loved. You blessed so many people and I am comforted by knowing that you are watching over all of us, until we come home to you once more. You and I have a special light and connection in this world and beyond that no one can take away. I pray for your soul that it is at peace with everything as we all continue to carry on in this world without your smiling face. Miss you and Love ya forever!
Posted by Gabby Clover on November 10, 2015
4 Years.....Wow... Today I was thinking about this the whole day figuring out what I should write about. I have missed you so much these past years. I STILL can't believe you are gone. I sometimes think that you are still watching tv on the couch at Grandmas or even just standing in the living room talking to my dad and Uncle Chris about some gun or news or really anything. I love you and miss you so much
Posted by Gabby Clover on July 31, 2015
Well it is your birthday today and I and everybody else are missing you SO much....I can't believe it has been almost 4 years since you passed..it seemed like it was yesterday..I don't get it...but today is your birthday so I love you SO much and I miss you SO much Happy Birthday!!!!
Posted by terry hornsey on July 31, 2015
Today is your 39th Birthday. How blessed we were to have you for your 35 years here with us. I was remembering how much you loved your Birthday parties when you were a kid. You always loved fun. We miss you so much and wish you were here to have a party today. I love you . Mom
Posted by Jack Hornsey on July 31, 2015
Happy Birthday to you. Sad day for me. Tears flow.
Posted by Gayle Wright on July 31, 2015
Happy Birthday Terry, though you are gone, we all still think about
you and miss you. In dark days and dark nights we have our faith to embrace, for without faith we have nothing!
Rest in Peace!
Posted by Gillian Clover on November 11, 2014
It doesn't feel like it's been three years. It feels like an eternity. We all miss you very much Uncle Terry. I love you and miss you.
Posted by Gayle Wright on November 10, 2014
Say not in grief "He is no more," but live in thankfulness that he was.
3 years, seems impossible and we are all still missing you Terry but faith tells us we will be reunited at the end of our road.
Love, hugs and prayers
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Posted by Chris Hornsey on November 10, 2021
The last decade has changed the world in ways no-one would have predicted. Since we lost you the tone is so unwelcoming and has no harmony. When I take time to consider what my world felt like a decade ago you were a constant reminder that beneath the toil, responsibility and expectations it's just living each day and we choose how we live it.

You chose to enjoy your days more than most and I work daily to try and enjoy my time more in memory of that. We all need your light perspective and laughter more now than ever.

Your son is a mirror image of you. I pray, more than anything, that you are able to appreciate how smart he is. You recognized that when he was very young and it brought you more happiness than anything I can remember. You would have been beaming if you would have known him now.

Miss you on the hard days as much as the good ones,
Chris

Posted by John Clover on November 10, 2021
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message “He Is Dead”,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

-W H Auden
Posted by terry hornsey on November 10, 2021
I was sitting in the car waiting for someone to come out of the McDonalds and there was a maintenance man working. He was the image of you. I got out of the car and was talking to him. It was like seeing you again. He said he was 44 ears old. You would be 45 now.  When we were leaving he was waving good-bye to me. I can't help thinking on this tenth anniversary of your passing you came back to visit one more time. You are always with me in my heart. I will see you again in heaven. Love Forever, Mom
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