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Chuck Houchin

March 30, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Charles Ray "Chuck" Houchin, 65, of Williamstown, passed away March 28, 2014, at the Arbors of Marietta.

He was born July 17, 1948, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Ray H. "Pete" Houchin and Frances Blosser Houchin.

His stepmother, Opal Houchin of Ravenswood, formerly of Parkersburg, survives.

Chuck was a graduate of Wirt County High School and he retired from Matlack Tank Lines as a driver with 25 years of service. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church on Rosemar Road, and had served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with the grandkids.

In addition to his stepmother, he is survived by his wife, Margie Ellis Houchin; two sons, Carl L. (Tracy) Powell of Boaz and Jason S. (Melissa) Powell of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Deena L. (Jerry) Proffitt of Athens, Ohio, and Tara E. Houchin (Mike) Marsh of Parkersburg; 10 grandchildren, Shandi Good, Tyler Powell, Jeremy Good, Kylie Powell, Brooklyn Powell, Trevor Powell, Natalia Cozzens, Christian Powell, Ireland Powell and Tristan Roberts; one sister, Sharon Kay Jones of Elizabeth; and a stepbrother, William Granville (Judy) Whited of Ravenswood. He is also survived by one brother-in-law; seven sisters-in-law and their spouses; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Homer Jones.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. April 5 at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Pastor Leon Valentine will officiate and entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday.

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