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.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com