May 23, 1923 ~ July 31, 2012

Born in: Baldwyn, MS,
Resided in: Maggie Valley, NC

Roy Edgar Houston, Sr., 89, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the Maggie Valley Nursing & Rehab Center, Maggie Valley, NC. Mr. Houston was born May 23, 1923, in Baldwyn, MS, and was a son of the late Jodie and Naomi Smith Houston. He was married to Nona Wayne Houston, who died October 24, 2011. He was a veteran of WW II and was retired from Delta Mfg. Co. (formerly Rockwell), and he was a member of New Morgan Hill Baptist Church, Candler. He was a former active member of East Heights Baptist Church, Tupelo, where he served on many committees as well as being a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He is survived by his son, the Rev. Roy Houston and wife, Dana; granddaughters, Lisa Holland and husband, Randy, and Lori Halyburton and husband, Chad; and great-grandchildren, Levi and Caroline Holland. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue, Asheville. Graveside services under the direction of W.E. Pegues Funeral Home, will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Park, Tupelo, MS. Memorials may be made to the patient activity fund of the Maggie Valley Nursing Home, 75 Fisher Loop Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.

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  1. Preacher Roy, Dana, Lisa, Lori and families: We are so sorry to hear about your Dad/Grandad. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time and the days ahead.

    Steve, Donna, Kristen and Geoff

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  2. Preacher Roy, Dana, Lisa, Lori and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Houston’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
    Mike and Dale

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  3. Preacher Roy, Dana, Lisa, Lori and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Houston’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
    Mike and Dale

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  4. Dear Roy & Family,
    We are so sorry to learn that Roy Sr. has passed away. I was just thinking about him the other day–I still have the pictures on my camera of the picnic with him & the Seniors. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we love and miss you all.

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  5. Pastor Roy and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Roy Sr. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We love you.

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  6. Mr. Roy was always a pleasure at Courtesy Barber Shop. I don’t believe he ever met a stranger. We enjoyed every visit. Heaven’s gain until our home going! Prior appointments Thursday night will keep us away.
    God’s Blessings
    Bruce & Margaret Morgan, Chas Hyde and Luke Rogers

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  7. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of dad, Mr. Houston Sr. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  8. My deepest sympathy goes to the family. May God be with you all at this time. Mr. Roy is in a better place and he is with his wife. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Pastor Roy & Family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. You have lost both parents so close together, but you were surely blessed to have them for so many years. May God’s blessings of safety be with you on your trip to Mississippi.
    Love in Christ,
    Chuck & Rebecca

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  10. Reverend and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad and grandpa. We know the loss and pain you feel, however we are so blessed that we will be reunited. Much love is sent your way.

    Love to all,
    Eloise Rice, Sharlene Franklin, Kim and Scott Hinzman

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  11. Dear Houston Family, So sorry to hear of your Father, Father-In-Law, & Grandfather passing. Please accept my sympathy and prayers to the whole family. It is hard to lose parents,and you have lost both your in a short time,but I’m sure you have many good memory’s. They will help in hard times. I love you and will continue to remember your family. Love In Christ, Pat Williams

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  12. Dear Houston Family,

    We just heard about Roy Sr. and our hearts grieve, too. We so enjoyed visiting with Roy Sr. and listening to his wonderful stories. He loved his family so very much. Know that you all will be in our daily thoughts and prayers.

    love, Austin and LeeAnne Tucker

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  13. Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. God hasn’t lost him tho.Your Dad is with him today in heaven, praise God. God bless you and your family Brother Roy

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