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Ben Hyder Houston
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1922
Death: Jul. 23, 2007
Tennessee, USA

Mr. Houston was a native of Watauga, TN but had lived in Surgoinsville since 1953 and was a retired from TVA as a machine shop supervisor at the John Sevier Steam Plant. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and was a fan of the Johnson City and St. Louis Cardinals baseball teams. He accepted Christ in 1944 in a foxhole in Germany, evidenced by his many acts of charity throughout his life. He served his country in WW II seeing his first action at LeHarve, France, an ex-prisoner of war in Germany and was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was a charter member of the Hawkins County Rescue Squad and an active member of the VFW in Rogersville.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herve H. and Eva Renfro Houston, one son, Leslie "Big Boy" Houston, two brother and two sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Gloria "Glo" Edwards Houston, Surgoinsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Mickey and Susan Houston, Surgoinsville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Roy Blackman, Bennie and Mike Carithers, all of Fort Worth, TX; Teresa and Johnny Greer, Surgoinsville; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Victor Herve Houston (1878 - 1945)
  Jeneva Renfro Houston (1887 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Gloria Edwards Houston (1929 - 2010)*
 
 Children:
  Leslie Herve Houston (1948 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ronald Sidney Houston (1913 - 1994)*
  Mack Henry Houston (1916 - 1941)*
  Ben Hyder Houston (1922 - 2007)
  Lorine Houston (1924 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain Home National Cemetery
Johnson City
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section RR Site 41
 
Created by: Kristi Houston
Record added: Jan 27, 2010
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Ben Hyder Houston
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Ben Hyder Houston
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Ben Hyder Houston
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