David Eugene Hora, 85, of Ringgold passed away on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at Great Plains Health.

Dave was born July 29, 1933 in North Platte to Vincent and Charlotte (Conger) Hora. He grew up on the Hora homestead southwest of Ringgold. He attended elementary country school at Ringgold and graduated from Stapleton Baker Rural High School with the class of 1950.

He entered into a ranching partnership with his father and they continued to operate Hora & Hora until the time of his father’s death. Dave married Jean A. Smith on Sept. 26, 1954 in Climbing Hill, Iowa.

The couple lived south of Ringgold where they worked together on the ranch and fed cattle. He continued to purchase cattle to feed up until the time of his death.

He was a leather craftsman and along with braided items, he made several saddles and numerous western items.

He worked his entire life to support missionaries around the world and loved horses and working on the ranch. He attended Parkview Community Church of the Nazarene in North Platte.

Dave is survived by his sisters, Charlotte (Don) Leeds of Kearney and Mary (Byron) Eatinger of Thedford; nephews, Wayne (Roxanne) Eatinger of Thedford, Dale (Linda) Eatinger of Cozad, Wayne ( Marcia) Hora of Stapleton, and Tom (Roseanna) Burch of Ashland City, Tenn.; nieces, Donna (Robert) Cook of Ord, Donita (Dan) Stewart of Lexington, Marie (Cotton) Harrison of El Reno, Okla., and Kathy (Rick) Grell of Sandy, Utah; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Hora; parents, Vincent and Charlotte Hora; brothers, Francis “Frank” Hora and Thomas Hora.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Parkview Community Church of the Nazarene with Pastor James Trippett officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery near Thedford.

Visitation will be from noon-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com.