OBITUARY

James Richard Houston

January 8, 1938May 21, 2021
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James Richard “Dick” Houston, age 83, of Winter Haven, Florida, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021. Born January 8, 1938, in Nashville, Indiana, he was the son of Richard M. Houston and Betty (Skinner) Houston Bush. Dick spent most of his childhood in Nashville and graduated on June 6, 1956, from Ben Davis High School. Dick went on to serve in the Indiana National Guard from 1960 to 1964. He was married to Cynthia A. Sturm for 25 years and Cathy Jo Anderson for 16 years. He was President/Owner of H & H Bulk Transport and Coke Transport. When Dick retired, he moved to Winter Haven, Florida.

He enjoyed fishing, football, baseball, basketball, and both NASCAR and Indy Car racing. His most favorite activity was playing and watching golf. He was also an avid IU fan.

He was a member of IMTA (Indiana Motor Truck Association) where he served as Chairman/President in 1978 and was presented with their Founders Award in 2006. He was also a member of the Nashville Masonic Lodge 135 F&AM, Valley of Indianapolis Scottish Rite NMJ, and Shriners International.

Dick is survived by his children: James B. “J.B.” Houston, of Indianapolis, IN; Kimberly (Steve) Stout, of Morgantown, IN; Deborah D. Houston, of Phoenix, AZ; Julia (Kevin) Cunningham, of Phoenix, AZ; and stepdaughter, Kristin (Marcus) Normington, of Greenwood, IN. His grandchildren: James A. “Tony” Hudson, Ashley B. Stout, Caleb Cunningham, and Gage Normington. His siblings: David G. Houston, Patricia D. “Tabor” Houston Baise, Kathryn “Kathy” Bush Melevage, and James Kenneth “Kenny” Bush. Second Wife: Cathy Jo Houston.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Cynthia Houston.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, June 3, from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 St. Rd. 135 North, Nashville, IN 47448. There will be a memorial service immediately following at 2:00 pm at the funeral home for family and friends. Graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nashville immediately following the service.

In lieu of sending flowers, donations can be made in his name to Hoosier FWD at www.hoosierfwd.org.

Online condolences may be given at www.BondMitchellFuneralHome.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 3, 2021

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Thursday, June 3, 2021

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Rita Read Green

June 11, 2021

Dick and I are cousins I have not seen nor heard from him since his mother Betty passed. I live in Bushnell, FL was sorry to hear of his passing. Would love to be able to see David, Dee (Tabor), Kenny and Kathy but have no idea how to get intouch. I left my phone number with Bond Mitchell Funeral Home. Hope someone will read this. I enjoyed all the pictures you posted.

Cynthia Lawson

June 3, 2021

Dick was a very kind and interesting man. I did enjoyed playing golf with him and listening to his memorable childhood as well as growing into his lifetime achievements.

He will be missed....

Condolences to his family...
Prayers...

Cynthia Lawson

Taber Baise

May 24, 2021

Pain is gone! Rest In Peace, Dick!!

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Served in the Indiana National Guard from 1960 to 1964

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James R Houston and Cynthia Ann Sturm were married in Walton, IN, on December 8th

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Served in the Indiana National Guard from 1960 to 1964

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James R Houston and Cynthia Ann Sturm were married in Walton, IN, on December 8th

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Dad, mom, Grandma Conn and JB in Walton, IN

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