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Lemand Rudolph Houk, Jr, 79, Green County, KY (1943-2022)

Lemand Rudolph Houk, Jr. of the Mt. Gilead Community, son of the late Lemand Rudolph Houk and Dorthy Pierce Houk, was born on Friday, April 23, 1943 in Green County, Kentucky and departed this life on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 79 years, one month, and 19 days of age.

He was also preceded in death by a brother: James Robert Houk.

Lemand or "Dado" as he was affectionately known as by his closest friends and family, worked at Parker-Kalon for 42 years and was the past President and lifetime member of Hill and Valley Saddle Club. He enjoyed camping and riding horses with his family, a pastime that allowed him to meet many lifelong friends. He enjoyed traveling and had a great love for animals, especially his late dog, and best friend, "Buster". Lemand enjoyed watching sports, especially UK basketball and college softball. His community recognition as Santa Clause brought him great happiness. Above all, his loving nature, sense of humor and infectious smile will be missed by those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Survived by his wife of 40 years: Georgia Christie Houk of Mt. Gilead Community of Green County.

Other survivors include four sons: Gary Houk of Bardstown, Greg Houk and spouse, Joaquin Chagra of Auburn, Indiana, Russ Vaughn and spouse, Datha, James "J.W." Houk and spouse Kayla all of Greensburg; blessed with four grandchildren: Nathan and Lemand Houk of Bardstown, Arizona "Zoe" Vaughn and her significant other, Luke of Owensboro, and Makayla Vaughn of South Carolina; a "bonus" granddaughter: Dakota Blosser of Greensburg. "Dado" was also survived by many friends all of which he loved and cared for as though they were of relation.

The funeral services for Lemand Rudolph Houk, Jr. will be conducted at 10amCT Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Greensburg Cemetery. Russ Vaughn and Kevin Sherril officiating.

Visitation is requested from 4-8pmCT Tuesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7am Wednesday until time of the funeral service.

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hosparus of Green River or the National Kidney Foundation which can be made at the funeral home.

PALLBEARERS: Charles White, Barkley Hancock, John DeSpain, Joe Clarke, Greg Willis, Luke Shaffer, John P. DeSpain, David Smith.

This story was posted on 2022-06-13 19:06:25
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