ROGERSVILLE — Ronald Bruce Houck, age 73, of Rogersville, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital. He attended Persia Baptist Church.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, Ron especially enjoyed being baby sitter and chauffeur for his grandchildren. He was known for his huge heart and lending a helping hand for anyone in need.
Mr. Houck was a dairy farmer for more than twenty four years before serving as deputy assessor field appraisal specialist for Hawkins County. Ron was born in Dayton, OH to the late George and Luella Lafferty Houck.
He was a multi-sport athlete at Troy High School in Troy, OH. Ron played football at The Ohio State University and contributed to winning the 1961 National Championship. The family faithfully attended Ohio State's home games.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pat Dyer Houck of the home; daughters, Heather Parrott and husband, Jeremy of Rogersville, Dayna Weissfeld and husband, Steve of Safety Harbor, FL; son, Brad Houck and wife, Kasey of Rogersville; seven grandchildren, Tucker Houck, Emma Houck, Anna Houck, Clay Houck, Drew Parrott, Paxton Parrott and Ethan Williams and fiance', Jessica Greene; one great-grandson, Jayce Williams; sister, Judy Houck of Dayton, OH; brother, John Houck of Sawyer, MI.
Visitation hours will be 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Funeral service will be conducted 8:00 P.M., Sunday, January 12, 2014 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kevin Wisecarver and Rev. John R. Parrott, Jr. officiating. Graveside service will be 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 13, 2014 at McKinney Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.broomefuneralhome.com
Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is serving the Houck family.