Mr. Paul Eugene Houston, 82, of Statesville, peacefully entered his heavenly home Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Gordon Hospice House.
Mr. Houston was born June 22, 1937 in Iredell County and was the son of the late Fred Dwight Houston and Blanch Campbell St. Clair. He served in the US Navy and on June 27, 1964, he married Dianne Morrow Houston, who survives. He was a faithful member of the Baptist Faith and retired from Fiber Industries (now Hoechst-Celanese) in 2002 after 35 years. His hobby was taxidermy, including deer and bears and enjoyed doing this at his home for over 40 years.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by a son, Kelly Brian Houston of Statesville, one brother, Fred Boyd Houston (Nina) of Statesville, one sister, Juanita H. Massey (Dale) of Statesville and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Darris Eugene Houston in 2012 and a brother, Robert “Bobby” Franklin Houston.
Funeral services will be 2:00pm Friday, February 21, 2020 in the Troutman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.B. Parker, Jr. and Pastor Jessie Stroud officiating. Burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will visit with friends 12:30-1:45 prior to the service.
To Paul’s friends and visitors, the family would like to say thank you for your love and prayers during the last several months.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com
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Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28625