James E. Houk Jr.


James E. Houk Jr., 86, of Chewton passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver following a brief illness.
Born on July 25, 1933, in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late James E. and Dorothy (Forbush) Houk Sr.
He was married for 60 years to Gloria A (Burick) Houk when she passed away on July 30, 2017.
Jim retired from the Babcock & Wilcox East Works in Beaver Falls and also from Cochran Valve In Koppel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Arcadia during the Korean War. He enjoyed traveling across the country with his wife on their Goldwing motorcycle. Jim raised and trained bird dogs and beagles. He enjoyed going to field trials and hunting. Jim was a member of the Ellwood Wampum Rod and Gun Club, the NRA, the Trumbull County Beagle Club, and the PA Goldwing Assn. His most cherished time was spent with his family.
Survivors include two sons, James B. (Stacy) Houk and Mark C. (Barbara) Houk, both of Ellwood City; a daughter, Erin E. (Tom) Kelly of Chewton; a brother, Leroy (Joanne) Houk of Ellwood City; eight grandchildren, Eric (Shannon) Houk, Krista (Ryan) Newman, Marisa Houk, Chelsey (Jonathan) Shingler, Caitlynn Houk, Jocelyn Kelly and her fiancé, Brandon Cumberledge, McKenna Houk and Jessica Kelly; five great-grandchildren, Hailey Houk, Chase and Chloe Shingler, Sawyer Houk, and Carson Cumberledge; and three step-great-grandchildren, Brody, Brock, and Mia Newman.
In addition to his parents and wife, Jim was preceded in death by five sisters, Katherine Cable, Betty Crawford, Doris Crawford, Velma Noel and Janice Nolan; one brother, Clarence Houk, and a great-grandson, Finn Anthony Houk.
Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. A blessing service will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at 10 a.m. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood Wampum Rod and Gun Club.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
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Published on September 2, 2019
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6 posts

Kathy McDonald
Sep 09, 2019
Edna McCowin was a very special lady. I spent many a good times with her and Ed playing cards at my mom & Tuffs or up here at their camp on German hill. My prayers are with the whole family. I am so sorry for you loss. She will truly be remembered fondly.
Kevin/Michelle Burick & children Isabella and John
Sep 03, 2019
Our most sincere sympathy on the passing of our "Uncle Jim" Houk.
May he rest in the peace & love of Christ !!!
We will undoubtedly miss him greatly...
Tyler Barker
Sep 03, 2019
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Howard krovak
Sep 02, 2019
Sorry for ure family loss
Jeannie Audino
Sep 02, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss , I adored uncle Jim.
Lou Friello
Sep 02, 2019
My deepest thoughts to Jim and Mark and the entire Houk family