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09/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Billy Houk

Billy Joe Houk
(21 May 1932 - 21 Sept 2015)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The sad news continues to arrive.  Billy Houk, father-in-law of    Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA, passed away at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the age of 83.


From The Daily Press - 09/25/15:

         Billy Joe Houk
 
NEWPORT NEWS - Billy Joe Houk passed away on September 21, 2015 at Mary Immaculate Hospital.

He was born to James Titus Houk, Sr. and Lula Jones Houk in Jasper, Alabama on May 21,1932.

Billy served in the United States Army for twenty 23 years and retired as a Master Sergeant. He served three tours in Vietnam as well as many other military posts. He also retired from Colonial Williamsburg after 18 years.

Billy is predeceased by his first wife, Geogette Laurent Triolet Houk, her daughter, Jocelyn; as well as his sisters, Betty King, Kathy Houk and Doris Dent.

Left to mourn are his wife, Dorothy Betz Houk, his children: William Houk (Jane) of Ohio, Michael Houk (Faye) of Hampton, George Triolet of Florida, Charlie Triolet( Linda) of Gloucester, Alain Triolet (Tula) of Texas, Louis Betz (Cheryl) of Louisiana, Armand Betz (Patricia) and Maurice Betz, both of Newport News. Other survivors include his brothers, James Titus Houk Jr. of Louisiana, Frank Houk of Alabama, and twins, Loyle Houk (Faye) and Doyle of California; his sisters, Sue Williams of Arkansas, and Marylyn Tarver (Richard) of Louisiana, as well as numerous grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.

Billy was an avid league bowler for over 43 years in all of the bowling alleys on the peninsula along with his wife Dottie. They did tournament bowling all over the country.

He was also a member of American Legion Post 368 in Newport News, Va.

A wake will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Carter Funeral Home -Denbigh from 7-8pm.

Funeral services will be at St. Jerome Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at A. G. Horton Jr. Veterans cemetery in Suffolk, VA.

A guest book is available at www.carterfuneralhomes.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on September 25, 2015.
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September 25, 2015

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

~ From the staff of Carter Funeral Home, Newport News, Virginia
 

 
September 25, 2015
 
  I have lost a wonderful friend. Bill will truly be missed by many. My deepest sympathies to his Wife and family. GOD Will Take Care Of You! R.I.P.

~ Eugene Jarvis, Newport News, Virginia
 

September 25, 2015
 
R.I.P. My Vietnam Brother. You are with God.
Rosemarie & Arthur Bonevich.
17 Julia Terrace, Newport News, VA 23608

~ Arthur Bonevich
, Newport News, Virginia
 

 
September 25, 2015   

~ Kevin Barnes, Orlando, Florida
 

 
September 25, 2015
 
To Dottie and family I give my deepest sympathy. Your strenght and salvation is in his glory. God will bless you.

~ Cheryl Betz, Gretna, Louisiana


 
September 25, 2015
 
  RIP Bill! I will miss seeing you at home when I come visit Mom! A true man's man...old fashioned to the core! I also will miss coming in to see you watching your Westerns and SPORTS! Just the simple things in life made you happy!! Pierre and I will look after Mom like you wanted us, too! I love you and will miss you so very much! God has you now ..rest in paradise

~
Donna Betz, Newport News, Virginia
 
 
September 25, 2015   
 
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the entire Houk and Betz families. I will continue to pray for you all in these times of loss. May "GOD" be with you all and bless you all in "JESUS'" name AMEN!!!

~ Billy White, Newport News, Virginia
 

 
September 26, 2015
 
My deepest condolences to Grandma Dottie as well as the Houk and the Betz family. RIP, Grandpa Bill. I will never forget the first time you and Grandma Dottie came to visit my Papa, Mama and me in New Orleans. He came and talked me and said as long as I stay focused I would succeed.. I will never forget those words and how kind he was to me.

~ Keedy, New Orleans,
Louisiana
 
 
September 26, 2015   
 
R.I.P. Bill, I have no doubt you are now with our Lord enjoying Paradise while you wait for the rest of us. Dottie, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of such a great husband. I'm so glad the two of you found each other when you did and were able to enjoy life together in these later years. You can count on our family to always be there for you. I hope you find comfort in knowing that your Bill is now with our Lord and will be looking out for you for the rest of your days.

~ Lee Guy, Raeford, North Carolina
 

 
September 26, 2015
 
R.I.P. Bill, my condolences go out to Grandma Dottie and the family.

~ Damon Cook,
New Orleans, Louisiana
 

 
September 27, 2015
 
   We are praying for you, cousin.

~ Aaron and Patricia Spears, Port Arthur, Texas
 

 
September 27, 2015
 
  This candle is to remember the life and legacy of a great man, Bill; Husband, Father, Grandfather, friend, Will forever be in our hearts.

~
Aaron Spears, Port Arthur, Texas
 

 
September 27, 2015
 
Bill, You were truly loved and you will definitely be missed. Your neighbor, Wigwam Mama

~ Margaret, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
 
 
September 27, 2015  
 
Bill, You were my first neighbor and helped raise me. I will keep you in my memories and my heart.

Best Friend, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
~ Alisha, Stirling, Virginia
 

 
September 27, 2015
 
   Bill, you have been in my life for as long as I can remember. You have always been a wonderful loving person. You will be in my memories forever.
 
~ Cherrice, Savannah, Georgia
 
 
September 27, 2015
 
  R.I.P., you will be missed.

~ Michael, Maryland 
 


September 28, 2015
 
  Actions speak for themselves, observing Mr. Bill and Dottie one could say; In the beginning, Mr. Bill and Dottie set out on their life voyage when they each declared - To have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish; forsaking all others, keeping myself only unto you, till death do us part. Over the course of Mr. Bill's illness she knew the heart of her husband trusted in her, and he would have no lack of gain. She did him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. Why? Dottie showed that him-Love is patient; love is kind, love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way: it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrong doing, but rejoices in truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Faith, hope, and love abide, and the greatest of these is love.

~ Renae Roundtree
, Newport News, Virginia
 

 
September 28, 2015  
 
Mr. Houk is best described as a prince of a man. His gentle spirit and kindness will be long remembered. May God grant you His peace that passes all understanding and that guards your hearts and minds during this time of loss.

~
Veronica Williams, Newport News, Virginia

 

 
September 28, 2015
 
My Dearest Dottie and Family,
May your heart be less heavy in grieving.

May your days and nights be more restful.

May your thoughts and memories continue to be positive and beautiful as you are.

Our Deepest Sympathy,
Cousin, Sarah Silas-Kirk and Family
Altadena, CA.

- Sarah Silas-Kirk, Altadena, California
 



September 29, 2015

Mike and Faye,

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

Larry and Dee Bartram

~ Dee Bartram, Poquoson, Virginia
 

 
September 29, 2015
 
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~
Unsigned
 

September 29, 2015
 
  Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

~ Riverside PACE- All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, Newport News, Virginia
 

 
September 25, 2015

Charlie, Chad, Brian and all your families, Dan and I are so sorry for your loss. Keeping him close in your heart will mean he is never too far away.

Love to all,
Katey and Dan

~ Katey O'Brien,
Newport News, Virginia
 

 
September 29, 2015
 
So sorry you have lost your father-in-law. Thinking of you and your husband.
Karen R. Dilley

~ Karen Dilley, Jacksonville, Florida


 
September 29, 2015   
 
Farewell to a great friend. God Bless and my deepest sympathy to the family.

~ Robert Cruthird, Savannah, Georgia
 
 
September 29, 2015
 
Dottie, our prayers go out to you and your family today. Call if you need us. Bill, will miss seeing you out the window, rest in peace. Love, Joan Shambaugh and Pat.

~ Joan Shambaugh, Newport News, Virginia
 

 
September 29, 2015
 
Deepest sympathy in the loss of your father.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Chuck and Marilyn Springfield, Marco Island, Florida
 
 
September 29, 2015   
 
So sorry to hear of the passing of your father-in-law. You and your family are in my prayers.

~ Beverly Sledge, Nashville, Tennessee
 

 
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Houk's family and friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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  What Wondrous Love Is This?

Words by Alexander Means
Music by William Walker, 1835


What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down beneath God痴 righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.
To God and to the Lamb Who is the great 'I Am';
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

And when from death I知 free, I値l sing on, I値l sing on;
And when from death I知 free, I値l sing on.
And when from death I知 free, I値l sing and joyful be;
And through eternity, I値l sing on, I値l sing on;
And through eternity, I値l sing on.


"What Wondrous Love Is This?" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.advancedbreastcancer.org/songs51.html - 05/21/07

Image of "Christ Carries His Cross" Painting courtesy of http://family.webshots.com/photo/2199478760015913979jJFtmX - 11/17/06

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

American Legion Logo courtesy of http://www.delawarecitizencorps.org/partnerprograms - 11/17/08   

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