Roland Clyde Houghton Jr.
With sympathy from you brother Francis's children in England. God bless you Uncle we have very fond memories of you.
Deborah, Amanda, Francis, and Granddaughters.
Oh how sad we are to have had our annual Christmas card returned today. In Legacy, I had to face the sad news that we feared was emminent knowing he was living at Lakewood. We shared many fond hours together as we traveled together. He always relished wherever he was. He loved the adventures we had in Alaska, filled with awe of the majesty of God's land. His excitment of passing through the Panama Canal 50 years to the day that he traveled on a Naval ship to the Pacific was a highlight that we all excitedly shared with him. We notified the Captian of this momentous occasion who then in turn specially recognized him in a special presentation and champaign. Oh the wonderful experiences we have had. Roland was with us! and everyone was touched by his perspectives in what he exuberantly enjoyed with others. His always good cheer and the grasp of life was contagious! He was so thoughtful of my Dad and husband to include them on a Richmond Braves baseball game each season. And, who could forget about his love of steamed crabs! Oh Roland, we cherish your memories and thank you for your dear friendship. Guys, know you will miss him but have a huge bank of very fond memories.
Our deep and heartfelt Sympathy,
Wayne and Susan Gaskill,
International Tours & GalaxSea Cruises
Roland was a true gentleman and wonderful family man. It was a privilege to know him. His spirit will always be with all who knew him.
I worked for Mr. Houghton when I first went to Virginia Power over 40 years ago. He was one of the nicest people I ever worked for. He was extremely knowledgeable about the accounting operations of the Company and always willing to help others understand their work. As I moved to other departments during my years at the Company, I would see him occasionally and he would always speak and had that big smile on his face. My fondest memories are the times we would go to the Capri Restaurant after work. Mr. Houghton loved to eat good Italian food and he could eat a lot of it. My regards to his family at this time of loss but know that he touched many lives at Virginia Power. Sincerely, Quinto Vallei
Roland, a first cousin, was a good and faithful friend for over 80 years. In the late 1940's we use to sing together in a quartet. His bass voice was the best ever. He will be greatly missed.