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Jimmy Dale Houk Sr. 1948-2013


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Jimmy Dale Houk Sr., 65, of Adkins, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. He was born on Feb. 23, 1948, in Fort Worth to Silas Houk and Irma Dean Carlise.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Wesley, James, Charles, and baby brother David; sisters Ludy, Sarah Sue, and Carolyn; and cousin Amy.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Houk; children Darla Aldridge, Jimmy Dale Houk Jr., Georgiana Dean Martinez, Heather Ruth Houk, and J. Lucas Houk; grandchildren Ashley, Brittney, Trey, Zachary, Tyler, Joey, AnnaBell, Alanis, Roman, Andrea, Joel, Karissa, Reagan, Jenyka, and Alarick; five great-grandchildren; brothers William Houk, Silas Houk, and Melvin Houk; sister Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many loving friends.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 5-8 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia.

A funeral service was held on Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral chapel.

Interment followed in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery in La Vernia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
 

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