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Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL

OBITUARY

Richard Louis Houghton

July 1, 1932January 16, 2017

Richard "Dick" Houghton of Isle of Capri, Florida passed peacefully on January 16, 2017 with his wife Judy and daughter Kim by his side.

He was preceded in death by his son Hunter Houghton, father Brigadier General Junius Houghton, mother Hazel Houghton and his six siblings. Dick is survived by his wife Judy Houghton of Isle of Capri, Florida; daughter Kim Houghton of Arlington, Virginia; and daughter Amy Raven Glave of Richmond, Virginia.

Born July 1, 1932 in Hershey, Pennsylvania to a long line of career military, Dick attended the University of Miami and then joined the Navy where he became a Lieutenant JG Navy Pilot.

After retiring from the Navy, he worked as pilot for Delta Airlines serving as a Captain for 25 years.

Dick spent much of us life in the Everglades that he loved since he was a boy. Throughout his life he was an avid hunter and supporter / defender of The Big Cypress National Preserve.

A Memorial Service to honor Dick's life will take place on Saturday January 21st, 11:00am at Hodges Josberger Funeral Home 577 E Elkcam Cir, Marco Island, FL 34145. Burial services to follow at Marco Island Cemetery. Afterwards a reception will be held at the funeral home. Pastor Curt Ayers of Isle of Capri Christian Church will officiate.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Jerry Morris

January 31, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I can't help but smile when I think of Dick. We flew together many times when I was based in Miami. And many times the flight attendants and the first class pax wanted to know what could possibly be so funny in the cockpit. What a great guy.

Bill Buntin

January 30, 2017

Even though it saddens me to think of Dick's passing I can not help from smiling as I recall the many times I flew with him after the merger. He knew how to make a great job even better with his terrific personality on the flights and layovers. He was one of my favorite captains and my prayers go out to Judy and his family.

January 29, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4

Jeannette Smith

January 28, 2017

Judy so sad to hear of Dick's passing. He was heck of a guy, you never knew what he would do or get into next. He will be miss by many.
My condolosence to you and your family Judy.

Leonard Domanke

January 22, 2017

Uncle Dick will surely be missed by all that knew him. I will miss all the hunting stories and jokes that he would tell. I'm glad I got a chance to hunt with him in the Everglades and see tom's strutting in the sunlight looking like golden goddesses. Then having him say, this is better than shooting them! Thanks for the airboat and swamp buggy ride. I can see Hunter and you buzzing around in heaven on the airboat. My condolences to you Aunt Judy and Kim, love you. God bless you two.

Tom Gilmer

January 21, 2017

Dick Houghton was one of the finest Captains I ever flew with at Delta. His unmistakable roar of laughter and tales of adventure both in the air and in the Everglades always made for a memorable trip. He was an original and will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family and Godspeed Dick.

Anna Brown

January 20, 2017

In memory of Uncle Dick, My fondest memories of you include your hearty laugh that filled a room and made your eyes twinkle, pictures of you being Santa Claus for all the kids, and that wild Turkey you brought home that we got to pluck! You were a man's man with a tough persona covering a soft heart. You always opened your home to me for a visit. (and since Kim was my favorite childhood friend that was very important to me). I will always think of you as a proud ,patriotic veteran, a fierce lover of nature and a proud, loving father and husband. Rest in Peace, with my love and deepest condolences to Aunt Judy and Kim. I love you both.

January 19, 2017

We will miss him
NEA best check Pilot
Nick Deleo Class 67

Bunny Brown

January 19, 2017

Dick walked tall, laughed loud and you knew he was close by and you would listen to hunting stories, building air boats on the week-ends and some of his "fun for flying" and some of those "special stories" he would tell to whoever was close and listening. He had the roar of a lion and sometimes gentle giant. The kids enjoyed listening to his stories around the camp fire while we camped in the woods. His campsite was awesome always told the kids to be good or the "bubarebas" we're going to get them and then he would roar very loud to scare them and then we all broke out with laughter turn off lights and went to bed. He will be missed RIP Dick.
Bunny Brown

Dick Cutter

January 19, 2017

So sorry to hear about Dick. He was a great guy to fly with. My deepest sympathy

FROM THE FAMILY

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