W.E. ‘Gene’ Houston

W.E. “Gene” Houston, 81, of Rabun Gap, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his home.

A native of Macon County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late John Walter “Walt” Houston and Edna Roper Houston. He was a golf course superintendent; skilled woodworker and an avid gardener. 

Gene was a member of Head of Tennessee Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and on various committees.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Emily Potts Houston; two sons, Steve (Mary Beth) Houston of Rabun Gap, and Randall “Boone” (Michele) Houston of Cutler Bay, Florida; two daughters, Brenda (David) Keener of Highlands, North Carolina, and Vickie Chambers of Highlands; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Bobby (Sammie) Houston of Highlands; as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, at Head of Tennessee Baptist Church. The Revs. Allan Pierce and Jim Kinard officiated.

The family received friends from 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, at the church.

Memorial donations might be made to Head of Tennessee Baptist Church, 895 Franklin St., Dillard, Georgia, 30537.

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

The Clayton Tribune, April 28, 2016

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