Blaine Thomas Horn Passed Away
Blaine Thomas Horn, age 53, of Kent, Washington went to be with our Father in heaven on February 3, 2017, passing from natural causes.
He was born to Gary Thomas Horn and Janice Marie Zachary on October 3, 1963 in Beloit, Kansas.
Blaine married Kendra Devos on June 23, 1990.
Blaine was a fearless, fun, mischievous, child, like Dennis the Menace, with more energy and charisma than his three siblings combined. He was a lifelong sports enthusiast, fiercely competitive and played football, wrestling, and baseball at Tahoma high school, graduating in 1982.
Blaine was a leader, enjoyed tackling bullies at school and sticking up for his friends. He shared his love for sports with local youth and his two sons, Jacob and Matthew, coaching their baseball teams and leading them to championship seasons.
Blaine was a quick learner, hard worker and began working for Continental Mills food Production Company in high school where Blaine honed his leadership skills and understanding of lean, efficient factory production operations. For the next 17 years, Blaine would carry those skills over to multiple startup companies, managing to transition them to profitable factory and retail operations.
Blaine was a natural leader, speaker, and talented in the art of motivating people. He loved entertaining others and making people laugh. He had a way with people, was endowed with charisma and a gifted sense of humor. He enjoyed being the center of attention and like a bear to a honey bee’s hive, he enjoyed stirring things up, bringing out strong opinions for debate, getting a rise out of family and friends and instigating some chaos much of the time. Adulthood did not take the ornery out of Blaine.
Of all Blaine’s roles and responsibilities in life, he loved being a family man the most. He treasured his time with his wife Kendra, whom he greatly loved and respected.
To his sons, he imparted values for hard work, integrity and compassion for the needy. Blaine knew no limits when bragging about Jacob’s and Matt’s talents, accomplishments and goodness.
Blaine will be greatly missed and is survived by his family Kendra, Jacob, Matthew and his dear doggies Samurai and Zoey. He is also survived by his mother Janice Horn, his brother Doug, sisters Valerie and Rhonda, brother-in-law Sergio, and nieces, Martina and Kayla.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Maple Valley Pony Baseball would be greatly appreciated, as will sharing fond memories of Blaine at http://blaine-thomas-horn.forevermissed.com