Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Obituary - Harold Wesley Houk

Harold W. Houk, 75, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday morning, December 6, 2021 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born August 4, 1946 in Clinton, Mo., the son of Wilbert Loren Houk and Grace Esther (Boolin) Houk.
He married Cathy Marie Looney on February 17, 2012 in Clinton, Mo., and she survives of the home. Harold was a door and window installer for 28 years, retiring in 2012, teaching his trade to numerous people. He also helped his brother and brother-in-law with their construction projects. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War. Harold was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1894, Clinton, where he is a past Post Commander. He also served as District Commander for the VFW. He enjoyed bingo, hunting, fishing and woodworking. In addition to his wife, surviving are his children, John Wesley Houk (Tanja), Clinton, Mo., Daryl Lee Houk (Vickey), Jackson, Mississippi, Dustin Bartlett (Amanda), Springfield, Mo., Cassie Elliott, North Garden, Virginia, and Michael Bragg (Megan), Warrensburg, Mo.; grandchildren, Katie Houk, Wyatt Houk, Brian Richardson, Blake Richardson, Anthony Richardson, Kristen May Houk, Steven Thomas Houk, Stephen Michael Turan, Danielle Ashton Turan, Noah Vasquez, Penelope Hodges, Vivian Elliott, Natalee Elliott, Lily Bartlett, Ava Bartlett and Milo Bragg; 2 great-grandchildren, Savanna Houk and Hasiley Kay Rose Houk; one brother, Darrell Houk (Linda), Tightwad, Mo.; one sister, Cheryl Castilow (Jim), Tightwad, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carol Benner; brother-in-law, Robert Wayne Pottorff; one daughter, Jackie Richardson; and one son, Travis Bartlett. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., just prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in the Parks Chapel Cemetery, Tightwad, Mo. Military services will be at the grave under the direction of the Missouri Honors Guard and Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 1894, Clinton. Condolences may be left online at

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