LeRoy Houston Sr.


LeRoy F. Houston Sr., 68, of Owensville, formerly of Pekin, Ill., passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Morton, Ill.

LeRoy was born in Pekin, Ill., to Walter and Cloie (Branson) Houston. He married Kathy Bass in June 1971.

He was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Cloie; and daughter, Erin Houston.

Surviving are: one son, LeRoy F. (Melissa) Houston Jr. of Pekin, Ill.; one daughter, Melissa Houston of Morton, Ill.; five grandchildren, Seth Houston, Hunter Christensen, Dillon Wooden, Kaleb Houston and Adyn Houston; two great-grandchildren, Linkin Christensen and Maya Houston; one brother, Rick Gehlert of Owensville; and one sister, Sharon Schneider of Belle.

LeRoy was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1969-1972. He was a Ham radio operator for ten years and a member of the Owensville Moose Lodge No. 878. He enjoyed drinking Natural Light beer and smoking a cigarette. He was always willing to help anyone.

Cremation has been accorded. There will be a celebration of LeRoy’s life at a later date. Inurnment will be in Antioch Cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Pekin, Ill., has been entrusted with LeRoy’s arrangements.

LeRoy’s tribute page is available at www.hendersonfuneralcare.com where condolences may be sent to his family.


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