The family of Johnny Houser celebrates his life which ended peacefully in his home at the age of 98 with his children at his side.
Johnny served his country during WWII in the US Navy from December 1942 until April 1946. He married his Pat in November 1949 and they had two children, Patti and Chris. The family moved to Tampa, Florida, in 1956, where Johnny began a successful 30 plus year career as a salesman for a national food company. In January 1957, Johnny recommitted his Christian life when he was baptized into the Church of Christ. He raised his children in the church, and later served as an Elder at Manhattan Avenue Church of Christ. In 1987, Johnny and Pat moved to Paris, TX where they became members of Lamar Avenue Church of Christ and regularly attended for many years. They remained sweethearts throughout their more than 65 years of marriage.
Johnny had a wonderful life that was filled with a passionate unconditional love for his wife, children, family, the Lord and his lifelong friends. While being protective, he continually demonstrated love for his family through actions, encouragement and verbal affirmations to them. He was a welcoming, outgoing, fun-loving, supportive and generous man, who placed the happiness and love for his family in front of his desires.
Through Jesus, Johnny’s sight has returned, his hearing is back and he is walking upright again. No more pain or suffering. In time for Mother’s Day, he is now reunited not only with Pat, but also with his Mama who died in December 1941 when he was 18 years old.
Johnny was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pat. He is survived by daughter Patti and husband Dr. Craig Johnson of Tulsa, OK; son Chris and wife Tammy of Mansfield, TX; four grandchildren, as well as three great-grandchildren.
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