Alvas Rex Houck, 81, of Grassy Creek, N.C., died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born March 29, 1932, at Baldwin, N.C., (Ashe County) to the late Everette Houck and Eva Trivette Houck.
Survivors include three children, Sara Houck and husband, Kevin of Jefferson, N.C., Rex W. Houck and wife Kathy of Sparta, N.C., and Kim Osborne and husband Jamie of Grassy Creek, N.C.; six brothers, David Houck and wife Susan of Fleetwood, N.C., Tom Houck and wife Susan, Jerry Houck and wife Wilma, H. D. Houck and wife Kay, Don Houck and wife Barbara Jean and Arlos Houck and wife Carla. all of Todd, N.C.; four sisters, Annie Sheets and husband Frank, Kathy Wirherspoon, all of Jefferson, N.C., Bernice Prestwood of Todd, N.C., and Lavone Swicegood of Asheville, N.C.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Monday, June 10, 2013, in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Ashe County, N.C. The Rev. H. D. Houck officiated.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Galax Gazette from June 12 to June 13, 2013