Roger Eugene Houghtaling


Roger Eugene Houghtaling, age 88 of rural Sumner, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at his home. He was born March 7, 1930 in Bridgeport Township to Marion Eugene Houghtaling and his wife Katie Bell (Palmer) Houghtaling.

On January 25, 1958, Roger married Shirley Ann Creech at the Shiloh Baptist Church. Shirley preceded Roger in death in 2011.

Roger served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. He then worked many years for the United States Postal Service, where he retired as the Assistant Post Master. Roger and Shirley were long-time members of the Shiloh Baptist Church.

Surviving family includes: two children- Valerie Watts of rural Sumner and Darrel Houghtaling: two brothers- Keith Houghtaling of Lawrenceville and Omer Houghtaling of Sumner: three sisters- Mary Jane Warford of Ekron, KY, Ruby Houghtaling of Sumner, and Ruthie Fye and husband Dennis of Covington, IN: three grandchildren: thirteen great-grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and one brother (Marion Eugene Houghtaling, Jr.).

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Bridgeport City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Military rites will be given at the cemetery.

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