Friday, October 8, 2021

Obituary - Wayne Jackson Houston

Wayne Jackson Houston, age 93, resident of Richards, MO, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott, KS. He was born on September 7, 1928, in Bagnall Dam, MO, the son of Andrew Jackson and Ida Mae Houston. 

He graduated from Richards, MO high school. He served in the U. S. Army. Wayne worked his entire life on the farm. He loved his tractors. In fact, he was still operating tractors up until a year ago. 

Wayne worked for several years in groundskeeping for Fort Scott Community College until retirement. He married Lois Darlene Cooper on July 20, 1981, in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death on May 20, 2017. He enjoyed fishing and hunting through the years. He was a member of the Unity Lodge #495 Richards, MO, and the Community of Christ Church in Fort Scott.

Survivors include two sons, Tim Ater and wife Pam, Nevada, MO, and Gregory D. Houston and wife Linda, Richards, MO; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife Lois, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, Gary Houston, and Ron Ater; a brother, Willard Houston; a sister, Lois Cooper; and his parents.

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 12th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Monday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to either Care to Share or Community of Christ Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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