Charles Hinton Houston

May 25, 1930June 13, 2018

Charles Hinton Houston, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Agnes Breazeale Houston, one brother, Benjamin E. Houston (Shirley), sons Jerry H. Houston (Sherri), Lloyd C. Houston (Sheryl) and daughter Ginger L. Young, two step-sons, Dick Lamar and Mike Lamar (Dinah), nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Born in Easley, SC, May 25, 1930, he was the son of Marshall and Annie Hinton Houston. Charlie was a graduate of Easley High School and an avid Clemson Tiger Fan! Charlie could play Tiger Rag like no one else and was quick to break into his rendition on the piano. He was preceded in death by brothers Curtis, Cecil, Joe, and Wendall, as well as two sisters, Alice Britt and Launa Batista.

Mr. Houston was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Taylors, SC. He was a former choir director at McCarter Presbyterian (Greenville) and Sunrise Presbyterian (Sullivan’s Island, SC). He was also a member of the Hejaz and Omar Temple Shrine.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at McCarter Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1860 Reid School Road, Taylors, SC and The Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Greenville, SC.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

Charles Hinton Houston

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June 20, 2018

Charlie and I were long time friends from the Isle of Palms. We served in Sunrise Presbyterian Church and worked together to build a new church building on Sullivan's Island. We also worked on office building projects as well. We were friends, buddies, and partners. Charlie was always great fun to be with and filled with positive energy. He loved his family and enjoyed a tremendous giving life. I will miss him. An old buddy and friend, Regan

Kathy Brown

June 15, 2018

Charlie will always be in my heart! He was a great person, funny, loving and kind and he LOVED HIS TIGERS! When he and Agnes joined McCarter, we bonded over The Tigers. Every Sunday morning, they would come out of Sunday school, and Ms. Agnes would say "How bout those Tigers?" Charlie brought books about them for me to church and I even had the honor of going to a game with him and his family. It was a GREAT day, and they made me feel like an honorary HOUSTON! I have missed them both since they joined St. Andrews, but they knew that I loved them, and they loved me! I will cherish those memories forever and I'm sure that Charlie is directing GOD'S CHOIR :)

Jack and Tempie Perry

June 14, 2018

How can you not share a memory about Charlie Houston. I liked Charlie, no I
loved Charlie almost from the first time i met him..Generous. loving and a wonderful human being..We not only worked together at church,but also on other projects. Helping on one, he said to me {sometimes i act kind of bossy and
ornery, just pay me no attention) He told me i was using too much paint or caulking, so i payed him no attention,) A wonderful friend, coworker and choir directer and Christian. I know God will have you directing a choir and building
something....with much love to someone you only meet in one lifetime.

Jack & Tempie