John Adolph Horniak Jr., 82, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He was born in France Feb. 15, 1935, the son of late John Adolph Horniak Sr. and the late Katherine Horniak. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Sellers Horniak.
He was a retired sergeant major. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam and earning a Bronze Star. He retired after dedicating 33 years to serving the U.S.
A service with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery will be announced at a later date. Peacock Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cathleen and Nicole Horniak, both of Whiteville; two sons, William Horniak and wife, Amal, of Burnsville, John Christopher Horniak and wife, Shelly, of Bolivia; two grandchildren Sasha and Seth; and three great-grandchildren, Nadia, Julian and Khalil.
Online condolences may be made at peacockfuneralhome.net.