Photo courtesy of Woody Funeral Home Parham

Roland Clyde Houghton Jr.

Richmond, Virginia

Nov 9, 1926 - Dec 2, 2012


Tuesday, November 9th 1926
Sunday, December 2nd 2012
University of Richmond

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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...

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...

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.

I have always heard that people say nice things about a person after they are gone, but Dennis and I have always had nothing but nice things to say about Roland the entire time we knew him. He was a great man, friend and a good Christian. I know he is in Heaven with with all the other angels that have gone before him. Roland, may you rest in peace.
Marjorie and Dennis Ondra

I'm sorry I cannot be with the Houghton family during the celebration and Homecoming service of a great man. He will be missed but never forgotten. "Well Done, God Bless"

Dear Roland, always a good and faithful servant to his Lord Jesus Christ. A faithful leader to the men of the church. A role model for many, and for me in many ways,and will continue to be remembered by us all. Condolences and prayers to his family for their loss.
Tom Allen, Henrico, VA

I had the privaledge of knowing Roland(Ho Ho) as we called him in Assisted Living Rose Building for a short period of time. He was a joy to all who came to know him. I loved to hear him laugh with his deep voice and to hear him sing. He had such a wonderful sense of humor and such a dedication to His family and Lord. I loved to hear him talk about his WWII experiences. I will miss him so much. He touched my heart and my life!
Jody Simpson/Activities Assistant Lakewood Manor


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