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William “Bill” Michael Houston

FRANKLIN - William “Bill” Michael Houston, 74, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late R.L. Houston and Helen Mason Houston. Bill attended Western Carolina University and was an avid sports fan. He worked many years at Auto Parts and Equipment and retired from Andy Shaw Ford as parts manager. 

Bill was an active member of Iotla Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years, taught Sunday school and acted as director.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Tallent Houston; two sons, Ken Morgan (Jeanna) of Franklin and Mike Houston (Amanda) of Greenville, North Carolina; one daughter, Melissa Wallace (Jeff) of Franklin; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one niece and one nephew.

Funeral services were held, Thursday, Sept. 5 at Iotla Baptist Church. The Revs. Brandon Breedlove, Steve Reeves and Simeon Martin officiated. Burial was in Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends prior to the service at Iotla Baptist Church.

Pallbearers were Allen Demas, Mark Dove, David Pangle, Joey Gibson, Isaac Wallace, Tony Ledford, Steve Penland, Fred Goldsmith and Jacob Wallace.

Honorary pallbearers were Bucky Asby, Mike Ramsey, the John Campbell Sunday School Class and the deacons of Iotla Baptist Church.

Memorial donations can be made to Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Cynthia Rowland, 886 Younce Creek Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences may be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

The Franklin Press

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