OBITUARY

James Robert Houts

October 6, 1942October 6, 2020
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James Robert Houts,

Also known as Jimmy, Dad, Grandpa, and Pepaw was 78 years old. He was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on October 6, 1942 to Robert Richard Houts and Geraldine Creel.

He then moved to Houston, Texas in 1961, where he met Ophelia Estrada. They met while working together at the World Trade Building. Together they raised four daughters, Bertha Marie Cruz, Sandra Gail Flores, Debra Ann Jimenez,(Rickey Jimenez)and Geraldine Huerta(Adrian Huerta).

He was a hard working man and he always provided for his family. He was employed by Tyco International and retired in 2002 with 36 years of service. He was also a big joker always kidding around and knew how to stretch a dollar and save.

He passed away 78 years later on the very date he was born. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ophelia Houts and his four daughters. Fourteen grandchildren, Melissa Miranda, Jessie Flores Jr. (Kirsten), Jason Flores, Stephanie Rivera (Samuel), Alicha Sadtler (Jacob), Rickey Jimenez Jr. (Monica), Dustin Jimenez (Melissa), Sean Messina, Josh Montoya (Adriana), Lucas Marin, Jessica Dudley (Charlie), Elizabeth Huerta, Adrian Huerta II (Desiray); Twenty-three great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Also two brothers Doug Earl Durden (Vickie), Billy Jo Houts (Judy) and a sister Ruby Durden. He is preceded in death by his Grandparents and mother Geraldine, stepfather Clark Durden and three brothers, a granddaughter Natalie Miranda and two great grand children Jordan Nevaeh and Baby Jimenez.

He will be missed dearly and has left us with memories that will be remembered forever.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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Laura Saenz

October 15, 2020

Uncle Jimmy was definitely a character. We loved always picking on each other. Every time we saw each other, we would immediately start. He was so loud that one time in church we got “the look” from Aunt Ophe because HE was so loud, LoL. I will definitely miss his funny loud self!

Yolanda Trevino Castillo

October 15, 2020

My prayers and condolences to my Tia Ofelia & cousins...it saddens my heart that my Tio Jimmy isn't here on this earth but I will see him again in paradise....we love you...
The Treviños in Corpus Christi...

GERALDINE Houts Huerta

October 14, 2020

My daddy tought me how to be independent, sometimes to a fault. We joked and laugh a lot. We also had some of the best twelve round matches that should have been on CNN. Lol I am going to miss him so very much. Our dominoe games and rummy . Just hanging out. I love you daddy I will never ever forget you, your baby girl Geraldine. 💜💔

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