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Charles William “Bill” Houchins, Sr.

Jan 19, 1932 - Aug 16, 2019

Charles William “Bill” Houchins, Sr., 87, of Hiddenite, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, NC.

Bill was born on Tuesday, January 19, 1932, in Wilkes County to the late Wylie Houchins and Grace Milam Houchins Hartwig. Mr. Houchins retired from 23 years of service in the United States Air Force. Afterwards, he followed with a second retirement working for Watts Plumbing & Heating and American Roller Bearing.

In addition to Bill’s parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Houchins Rector.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Hilda Beaver Houchins, his son, Charles “Chuck” William Houchins, Jr. and wife Allison, a sister, Betty H. Robinson, grandchildren Wendy R. Gibson (Alvin), Brenna H. Pence (Matthew), Daphne H. Jensen (Michael), Elissa H. Williams (Graham), son-in-law Dennis Rector, eight great grandchildren, and many special friends.

Mr. Houchins not only served his country, but his God and community faithfully. He served as a deacon, teacher, mentor, and consultant to many. His example of Christian character and godliness was an inspiration to all who knew him.

The Memorial service will be conducted on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Stony Point Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Air Force Veterans honors will be observed within the service.

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Hilda and family, I am so very sorry for your loss.  Praying for peace and comfort.

Meletia Wike - Taylorsville, NC

Chuck and Family - Sorry to hear about your dad / grandfathers passing.  PRAYERS for God's comfort and Blessings during this difficult time.

Robin Crider - Statesville, NC

Dear Hilda, Chuck, Allison and family,
So sorry to hear about your loved one.  we will all remember you during theses days.  I remember good visits with Bill and he will be missed by everyone.  May god give you His peace during this time.

The Blankenship Family -
Statesville, NC

Dear Aunt Hilda
I am so sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there. Those boys were very connected. Daddy died 3 months to the day of Uncle Richard. and Uncle Bill died 33 years later on same day as daddy!!
Love to you, Chuck,Wendy and rest of the family. Take care of yourself. I know Chuck will make sure of that.
Love you. Hopefully I can see you in November when I come down.

Wendy Houchins Reppert -
Bethlehem, PA

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