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David Oran Houston

August 27, 1936 ~ July 18, 2019 (age 82)

David Oran Houston, 82, of Salisbury passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at his residence.

Born in Rowan County on August 27, 1936, he was the son of the late Emma Phillips Houston and Herbert E. Houston.

David loved truck driving and was retired from K & D Trucking in Salisbury.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Gail Williams Houston, who passed away on October 3, 1996; brothers, Frank, Tommy and James Houston.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Roger D. Houston of Salisbury, Crystal Wall (Ronnie) of Salisbury, David W. Houston (Crystal) of Salisbury; sisters, Vera Houston of Salisbury, Juanita Sifford of Rockwell; grandchildren, Kim Wall, Melba Henderson, Tasha G. Houston, William David Wall and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 2:00-3:00 PM Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the Rowan Memorial Park Chapel in the Pines, 4125 Franklin Community Center Rd, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Service: 3:00 PM Sunday at the Rowan Memorial Park Chapel in the Pines with the Rev. George Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Rowan Memorial Park Cemetery.


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