Marvin R. (Dick)


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Marvin R. (Dick) Houk

May 31 1933 - May 24 2010

Marvin R. (Dick) Houk, age 76, of McKinney, Texas, passed away May 24, 2010, in McKinney. Dick was born May 31, 1933, in Winchester, Indiana, to Everett Waltz and Gertrude (Drake) Houk. He married Gwen Hansberry on June 26, 1955, in Greeley, Colorado. Dick was raised in Longmont, Colorado where he also graduated from high school. He attended George Washington University. Dick proudly served in the United States Navy from 1952 until his retirement in 1972 with a rank of LCDR. He moved to Plano in 1973 where he took a position as project director with Medical City Hospital of Dallas. Dick launched Hou-Len Enterprises in 1975 allowing him to travel extensively abroad consulting in hospital development. During his retirement he enjoyed golf, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Over the years he enjoyed his services with the church where he served as chairman of numerous committees. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Gwen Houk; sons, Richard T. Houk of McKinney, Texas, Gregory K. Houk (Nora) of Plano, Texas, and Chris M. Houk (Traci) of Austin, Texas; daughter, Carol Lyn Huff of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; granddaughters, Blair Campbell (Aaron) of Orlando, Florida and Brooke Houk of Plano, Texas; great-grandson, Brock Campbell; brother, Marion E. Houk (Magda) of McKinney, Texas; sister-in-law, Anne Terrill (Bill) of Robson Ranch, Arizona; brother-in-law, Robert K. Hansberry of Longmont, Colorado; and numerous other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2010, at First United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas with Rev. Doug Fox, Dr. Jim Palmer, and Dr. Don Renshaw officiating. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. Interment will take place at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas, at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 29, 2010. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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