Edwin Lee Hornsby

Edwin "Ed" Lee Hornsby, 67, of Laurel passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, August 4, 2017 at his home.

He was born October 20, 1949, in Batesville, one of three children of James, Jr. and Frances Hornsby, and was a 1967 graduate of Laurel High School.

Ed graduated from the Indianapolis Barber School in 1970. He owned and operated Union County Hair Styling Center in Liberty, and later established Hornsby Haircutting in Laurel.

On June 6, 1970, he was married, in Connersville, to Vicki Lynne Jack. Along with his wife and family, they had farmed for many years and established the Hornsby Simmen-tels. They also owned and operated the Pizza Station in Laurel.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Ed enjoyed spending time with his family and especially attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. In his leisure, he enjoyed outdoor activities, hunting, fishing and mushroom hunting, and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was well known for his joke telling and prank playing and making people laugh when they were around him.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Vicki Hornsby; two sons, Christopher Lee Hornsby and wife, Dawn, of Laurel and Corey Lee Hornsby and wife, Heidi, of Brookville; four grandchildren, Hannah, Hadlee, Blaine and Gracie Hornsby; and a brother, Robert Hornsby, of Laurel. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Nilah Sue Hornsby.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, August 9, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, with Eric Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel North Cemetery. Friends visited at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 8. To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit at (Paid obituary)