Mr. Houston, age 80, of Lebanon, was born Feb. 27, 1934 and passed away Friday April 4, 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kathryn Purnell Houston; children, Kathryn (Kenny) Tayse, Victor Houston; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; beloved dog, Lucy; and cat, Oreo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter K. and Bessie Purnell.
Mr. Houston was a cattle farmer and an avid antique car collector.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 6 from 2-8 p.m. and Monday, April 7 from 11 a.m. until funeral services at 1 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Dr. Larry Locke will officiate the services. Active pallbearers will be Kenny Tayse, Paul Davis, Jared Davis, Blake Houston, Mike Purnell and Chandler Shelton. Honorary pallbearers will be South Carthage Civitan Club, Mid Tenn Antique Car Club, Stones River Antique Car Club and Cooksey's Coffee Club.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the children's ministry at College Hills Church of Christ or a charity of choice.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-7007, obituary line 615-444-7700, partlowchapel.com.