Tommy Horse


Memorial services for 73-year old Tommy Horse are Tues, Oct 17, 2023 at 2:00 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron. 

A memorial has been established for Crestview Care Center in Chadron, where Tommy had resided most recently and where he received excellent care 

Flowers and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337. 

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Tommy Lee Horse was born Oct 11, 1949, in Chadron to Robert E. and Mardra C Horse. He passed away at Monument Health in Rapid City, SD on Oct 10, 2023, from an unexpected and sudden cardiac arrest. 

Tommy spent most of his life as a resident of his beloved home community of Chadron. He attended school in his earlier years in Chadron and in Stapleton, NE.  

At age 25, Tommy enlisted in the Army National Guard where he proudly served, retiring after 20 years. He would sometimes relate some of his most interesting stories from his experiences in the National Guard, based in Chadron.  

Tommy did special forces training at both Fort Sill, OK, and Fort Ord, CA, and was deployed to Babenhausen, Germany in 1989.  He was very proud of his service to his country.  

Tommy was a cook in various restaurants around Chadron, but was best known for delivering the Rapid City Journal and Chadron Record for many years.  He made and held onto many friendships through his paper route.  

Tommy was preceded in death by his father Robert E Horse, brother Robert M Horse, nephew Michael Horse, nephews Jared and Jesse Corlett.  

Tommy is survived by his mother Mardra C Horse, sister Virginia (Dennis) Salisbury, brother Brad Horse, many nephews and nieces as well as great nephews and nieces.  

He will be missed by all of his family as well as many friends.

28 thoughts on “Tommy Horse”

  1. You could set your clocks to Tommy and his his mom,on their daily trips to the State Park,always around 2pm. This was there daily ride. He would stop and we would banter back and forth. Going to miss that little bit of conversation for a lot of years. Rest well Tommy.

  2. tom was my friend for over 40 years, we went fishing many times out to the city dams. and bowled on the same team. tom was dedicated to delivering the paper our chadron record was always on time. i will miss his friendship and joking around with each other.

  3. Remember Tommy fondly from when I worked in Chadron in the 1970s and 1980s. He was always busy, and was a sweet soul. My condolences to Mardra and the rest of his family.

  4. I also served With Tommy in the
    Nebraska National Guard for a
    Few years. I always remember him riding around Chadron on his motorcycle. Him and his mom sat at the same breakfast table with my dad at prairie pines and would
    Talk smack to each other during breakfast. R.I.P. Tommy.

  5. I served with Tommy. He was a excellent truck driver and new the 50 cal inside and out. I enjoyed his company and valued his military knowledge on any weapon that we had in the Arms room. God Bless Tommy.

  6. Throughout all the years, Tommy was and always has been considered family. Uncle to my son Crae, he was a big part of our lives living in Chadron. I admired his dedication to delivering the paper, even through wind, rain, sleet and snow! I know he will be missed by many. Rest well, Tommy

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