Rushville Republican

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October 24, 2011

John David Houston, 68

RUSHVILLE — John David Houston, 68, passed away at his residence in Rushville early Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 following an extended illness.

Born April 18, 1943 in Rushville, he was the third of four sons of Francis Owen Houston and Virginia Ruth (Richey) Houston of Homer.

Survivors include his mother and sons, Steve (Susan) Houston and Marc Houston; grandson, Grant Houston, all of Rushville; brothers, Nelson (Brenda) Houston of Homer and William R. (Susan) Houston of Moscow; step grandchildren, Ashley and Brandon Meyer, Steven Taylor, Latisha (Ryan) Meyer; and great-grandson, Kaiden Meyer.

Houston was predeceased by his father, Francis O. Houston, and his oldest brother, Francis A. Houston.

A lifelong resident of Rush County, John graduated from Manilla High School in 1961 and attended High Point College in High Point, N.C. He was employed 15 years with the Rush County Highway Department, leaving after the blizzard of 1978. For the next 25 years he worked at the ready-mix concrete plant in Rushville for both Wheeler Corporation and Shelby Materials, retiring in 2004 as plant manager. For many years, John helped his parents by farming and working part-time at the Houston Sinclair/ARCO service station in Homer.  Houston also served formerly as a member of the Walker Township Advisory Board. John enjoyed many sports, particularly liked playing golf, and was an avid fan of both Rushville High School basketball programs. Most of all, he treasured time with his family and friends who will miss his greatly.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Service at 10 a.m. Thursday at Moster Mortuary in Rushville with Rev. Ray Sweet III officiating. Burial will be in Hurst Cemetery south of Homer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sheehan Cancer Center in Rushville or Decatur/Shelby Hospice of South-Central Indiana, both provided Houston with extremely fine care.

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