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William E. "Bill" Houk, 81, Anderson, passed away Oct. 10, 2017, at Providence in Anderson.
He was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Wolcott, Indiana, to Gerald and Phyllis (Skelton) Houk, and had lived in Anderson most of his life.
Bill retired from U.A.W. Local 662 in 1998 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He is survived by two sons, Gary (wife, Lynne) Houk of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and Eddy (wife, Michelle) Houk of Anderson; three grandchildren, Tyler Houk, Lauren Houk and Christopher Houk; his brother, Robert "Bob" (wife, Brenda) Houk of Anderson; sister-in-law, Elfie Thompson of Vienna, Austria; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara J. Houk; parents; several brothers and sisters; and stepfather, Vernon Nickson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory with the Rev. Carl Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences at www.brownbutzdiedring.com.
Published on October 11, 2017
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