Oct. 11, 1940 – Jan. 6, 2020
Services for James Rodney Houston will be Saturday, Jan. 11 from at 10 a.m. in Colfax United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nathaniel Langford officiating. Interment will follow in Blackjack Cemetery under the direction of Kramer of Colfax. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday, Jan. 10 from 5-8 p.m.
Rodney Houston, 79, of Colfax passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 in Colfax Reunion Nursing Home.
Rodney is preceded in death by his parents, H. Elbert Houston and Ollie Calhoun Houston; in-laws, Marguerite Hudson, Marion I. Hudson and Charles Acres; and an infant brother, Francis Sherman Houston.
Rodney was a graduate of Fairview High School in Fairview, McNeese State University in Lake Charles, and received a Master’s degree in Extension Education from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Rodney worked as a 4-H and County Agent in Grant Parish. He loved working with the kids and going to livestock shows. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball for his sons’ teams. He spent most of his retirement riding around and visiting with people in the parish. Rodney loved to garden, raise cattle and visit friends in the nursing home. He was a member of Colfax United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir. Prior to that, he was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church.
Those left to cherish Rodney’s memory are his wife of 57 years, Millie Acres Houston; two sons, J. Sloan Houston and wife Kari of Branson, Mo., and R. Blain Houston and his wife Toni of Baton Rouge; and four grandchildren, Madeline Houston, James Ryan Houston, Hudson Houston and Brennan Houston.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be Mason Dodge, Aaron Slater, Jason Alston, John Bonnette, Tim Moran and Travis Vallee.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Sammy Bonnette, Dennis Courtright, Wayne Faraldo and Neils De Goede.
The family requests memorials be made in Rodney’s memory to Grant Parish 4-H Foundation at Colfax Banking Company, the Colfax United Methodist Church at 407 Main St. Colfax, LA 71417 or to a charity of your choice.
To extend online notes of condolence to the Houston Family, visit www.KramerFunerals.com.