Raymond Charles Houghtby Sr.

January 5, 1923February 22, 2018

Raymond Charles Houghtby, Sr. left this world February 22, 2018 to join his wife Betty Lou, daughter Paula and her husband Charles Chancellor, and son Robin in Heaven. At 95, Ray was the last of his nine siblings. He leaves his sons Chuck (Vicky) and David (Delsie) and daughter Diane (Jeffrey Corkran), 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

Ray was a decorated WWII pilot and was a POW for over a year when his plane was shot down on its final bombing mission. He retired from the Air Force as a LTC, became a flight instructor at Ft. Rucker, AL during the Vietnam War, then worked for the FAA for 15 years.

Ray was a war hero, a fierce patriot who loved his country, loved his flag, and loved his family. He was a force of nature. We are so proud of him.

Visitation will be held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 1:00pm at Chapel Hills Memory Gardens.

HARDAGE-GIDDENS CHAPEL HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 850 St. Johns Bluff Road North, is serving the family.


  • Visitation Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 26, 2018

Raymond Charles Houghtby Sr.

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February 26, 2018

To Vicky and Family: So sorry for your loss. What a man; I wish I had met him.
Bitsie, a Neighbor.


February 26, 2018

I'm very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you hope and strength in this tough time. Isaiah 40:29

Beth Scott

February 25, 2018

What a Man ! I remember I use to be scared of him at one point when I was a little girl, but that all changed once I got to know him. Never judge a book by it cover, cause inside that tough exterior, was a gentle, caring and compassionate man. He is regarded as a Hero, in my eyes, and so thankful to have him as a neighbor. Honor also goes to the his FAMILY, that, understands what it means to be a FAMILY. There aren't many of us left.
but like my siblings said, we'll see this though to the end with the Lord help.
Sending you love and the peace of God through this difficult time.
sincerely Beth Scott