Gary Alan Houghton, 62, went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2014. He was born June 21, 1951 in Okemah, Okla., to Harry and Kathleen Houghton. Following his graduation from Edmond Memorial High School, Gary attended Central State University and, shortly after, began his 40-year career as an insurance adjustor. With his servant’s heart and willingness to help others, this proved to be a natural fit. However, Gary’s greatest passion was his love for his Savior and his family.
What began as a casual acquaintance between Gary and Carol blossomed into holy matrimony in April 1976. Six years later, they began raising a family. From birthdays to family vacations, they made cherished memories. With his gentle spirit, Gary taught his children to live in love and welcome others with an open heart. Gary will always be remembered as a kind, thoughtful, and loving husband, father, and golfer. His cheerful demeanor will be missed here on earth and welcomed in Heaven.
A celebration of Gary’s life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 8, at Heritage Baptist Church, 14317 N. Council Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73142.