He was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Rabun County to the late John W. and Maude Wilbanks Houck. He was the widower of Dorothy Boyle Houck, who died in 1997. He was retired from General Motors as group leader of receiving in the steel department of truck and coach in Pontiac, Mich. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 220 in Clayton. He also was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church in the Warwoman community.
He was preceded in death by: a sister, Louise Gravley; a brother, Jeff Houck; and a stepdaughter, Joyce Bucsko.
Survivors include: three brothers, Harold W. Houck, Hubert Houck and Roy Houck, all of Clayton; two sisters, Ruth Shirley of Hartwell and Edna Warren of Loganville; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the new chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with officiating by Lloyd Hunter.
The body was taken to Troy, Mich., for burial beside his wife, Dorothy, on Tuesday at White Chapel Cemetery.
Flowers are acceptable, and the family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to Antioch United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 387, Tiger, GA 30576.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.