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HOUGHTON, Roland C. Jr., passed away on December 2, 2012. Roland was born November 9, 1926 in Portsmouth, Va. Roland married Clare Graybeal of Radford, Va., in 1956. Clare preceded him in death along with his son, David Clay. Roland is survived by his sons, Gray, Patrick; and grandchildren, Christina, Gray Jr. and Henry. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II in the Pacific aboard BB42, USS Idaho. He saw action at Iwo Jima and Okinawa and was in Tokyo Bay for the signing of the Japanese surrender. He was employed by Dominion Power for 37 years, retiring as Director of Regulatory Accounting. He was a charter member of Three Chopt Presbyterian Church in 1965 and was honored as Elder Emeritus in 2006. He attended Bluefield College and earned his BA and MC degrees at the University of Richmond in 1951 and 1963. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roland's name should be made to or Emory and Henry College. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m., and the memorial service and reception will be held on Friday, December 7 at

1 p.m., both at Three Chopt Presbyterian Church. Interment will be private. Condolences may be left at

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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