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Hugh "Hughie" Gladen Horn

April 20, 1956 — May 5, 2023

Hugh "Hughie" Gladen Horn

Hugh “Hughie” Horn was born on April 20, 1956 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and passed away peacefully at his Mt. Juliet, Tennessee home on May 5, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer. 

Funeral services honoring the life of Hughie will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023 located at Rose-Neath Funeral Home-2500 Southside Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana 71118. Interment will be held at Chreene Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana.

Through friendships he formed in his teen years in Shreveport, Hughie began working as a roadie for various bands and soon became an integral part of several touring teams. Hughie’s adventures on the road included many amazing tours with bands including Axis, Angel, Rick Derringer, Billy Squire, Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart, and Ronnie James Dio, just to name a few.

Hughie lived and breathed the Roadie Life, and when a band called RATT became a headliner in the 80’s, Hughie signed on as their drum-tech, and the rest is truly part of rock-n-roll history.  He enjoyed an amazing run, touring both nationally and internationally.   As with everything, the music scene evolved… big-hair fell out, plaid shirts came in, and Hughie went on to tour with the big-hat, plaid- wearing, big-hair country acts of Clint Black, Alabama, Reba McEntire, and Kenny Chesney.  He was living the dream! And the dream always included his wonderful mother, Bennye (Ma B aka Ma Horn).

Back in Shreveport, Ma B would cook for days knowing that a tour was passing through and the band would be headed her way.  Bands would drive directly to her house, instead of to their hotel, to spend a precious day or night reeling in laughter and reveling in the love that Ma B had for Hughie and all her “boys”.  They would spend many an hour, enjoying a rare break from the road, telling stories and eating her fabulous Cajun cuisine.  Shreveport became a pilgrimage, and the tour buses were often seen parked outside the Horn home (aka “The Landmark Inn”). There was a standing invitation for ALL to come on over to Ma B’s for what is still regarded as her epic soiree fête.  Hughie loved his New Orleans Saints, his LSU Tigers, and his Cajun cooker, but it was his passion for music and his decades on the road that gave him a life full of amazing friendships and epic adventures.

Hughie went home to be with the Lord, and was awaited in heaven by Ma B, his dad, Gladen Horn, Digger Dog, Honey Bear, and his dear friend, Buddy Miller.  Hughie is survived by his half-sister, Madolyn (Horn) Martin (Keith) of Shreveport, LA and cousins, Cindi Howard (Rex) of Albertville, AL and Deb Flowers (Lawrence) of Shreveport, LA, and by the hundreds of wonderful friends who will miss him dearly.

Hughie Horn, Roadie for Life


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Funeral Service

Friday, May 19, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Shreveport Southside

2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, LA 71118

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