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Clarence Edward "Ed" Houston

January 30, 1938 ~ February 12, 2018 (age 80)

Ed Houston, long time realtor of Northwest Arkansas died February 12, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. Ed was born January 30, 1938 to Clarence and Mildred (Williams) Houston in Carrolton, Texas . He grew up and graduated from high school in Carrolton. As he was growing up, Ed’s work ethic was evident. He picked and chopped cotton and worked in several grocery stores. He married Judy Bruce October 3, 1958. His career began to develop, when he became a mail runner for a bank. He was a loan officer for Republic National Bank, Dallas, Texas before moving to Rogers in 1970. Jim Tucker the Land Man was his first employer in Rogers. He and Judy had a Century 21 franchise, which was at one time the largest agency in Arkansas. Ed retired in 2017 from Harris McHaney Realtors.

He was a faithful member of First Christian Church in Rogers for 48 years. He coached the church softball team in the eighties and participated in other ministries.

For years Ed enjoyed Beaver Lake fishing and boating. He played golf with a group of special friends on Thursdays.

He was preceded in death by his wife Judy, his parents, a sister,  Patsy Seabolt (Clyde), and brother, Bill Houston.

He is survived by one son, Don Houston, of Merritt Island, Florida; Nancy Jefferson, companion of 21 years, granddaughters Lindsey Houston and Lauren Johnson; great granddaughters Elizabeth Engelhardt and Taylor Grace Johnson, Salt Lake City, Utah; brothers Bob Houston (Linda) Plano, Texas and Bob Brague (Ellie) Canton, Georgia; brother-in-law, Gerald Bruce, sister in law, Carole Bruce Lettelleir, sister-in-law, Beverly Houston and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 10 A.M., Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the First Christian Church 906 S. 13th in Rogers, Arkansas 72756.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The First Friends preschool scholarship fund or the church food pantry (GRUB) @ First Christian Church.

 

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