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Originally published: 2013-06-25 15:32:46
Last modified: 2013-06-27 15:56:57

John D Houck

John D. Houck, 84, of Soc Houck Road, Boone, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center.

Mr. Houck was born May 22, 1929, in Watauga County, a son of the late Edgar Wade Houck and Susan Norris Houck. He was a retired machinist for Vermont American Corporation, and a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Boone. Mr. Houck served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Houck is survived by his wife, Jane Crowell Houck of the home; one son, John C. Houck and wife, Kelene, of Leominster, Mass., and one brother, Robert Houck and wife, Donna, of Creston. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar Elmo Houck and James Houck, and two sisters, Edna Earle Storie and Barbara Hicks.

Graveside services and burial for John D. Houck will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Old Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Boone. Officiating will be the Rev. Derek Boggs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1820 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC, 28204.

Online condolences may be sent to the Houck family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.