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Richard Lee Houchens, 77, of Glasgow, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Richard was retired after 23 years as a member of the 1/623rd Field Artillery KY National Guard in Glasgow.
He was an employee of Wade Barton Farms for 62 years and attended Cedar Cross Missionary Baptist Church in Allen County.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wallice Spencer Houchens; a daughter, Shevonika Goodman Huff (Bruce), of Glasgow, two sons, Richard "Ricky" K. Houchens (Tammy), of Horse Cave and Michael B. Houchens (Lacy), of Glasgow; seven grandchildren: Austin Goodman, Matthew Houchens, Chasity M. Albertson, Nikita J. Houchens, Peyton Houchens (Michaela), Courtney Houchens and MacKenzie Houchens; six great-grandchildren: Masyn Martin, Conyer Martin, Landyn Albertson, Raven Houchens, Anslee Albertson and Benjamin Houchens; three sisters, Patty Lyons, Rosie Steenbergen and Linda Birge; and seven brothers: Wendell, William E., Eugene, Franklin, Roger, Donnie and Billy W. Houchens. He is also survived by his best friend and employer, Wade Barton (Terri).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Jessie Houchens; and by his beloved dog, Rocky.
Funeral services will be noon Friday, Nov. 10 at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Cross Cemetery in Allen County. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.
Published on November 7, 2017
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