Charles E. Houghton, III

Charles E. Houghton, III passed away on February 9, 2020. A celebration of life and mass will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. at St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church, 800 W. Baker Rd., Baytown, Texas 77521 with Father Terence P. Brinkman officiating.

Charles E. Houghton, III of Baytown, passed away at age 84 on February 9, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

A celebration of life and mass will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. at St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church, 800 W. Baker Rd., Baytown, Texas 77521 with Father Terence P. Brinkman officiating.

Charles was born on July 11, 1935 to Charles E. Houghton, Jr and Dorothy Powell Houghton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His family settled in Crosby, Texas and he graduated from Crosby High School.

He went on to marry his bride of 62 years, Mary Ann Keene Houghton on April 12, 1957 and sadly lost her on October 11, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law, Alto and Arlene Keene and his brother-in-law, Benny Keene.

He is survived by his four daughters, Rebecca Plowman (Paul), Carla Haun, Melissa Rowell (Roy), and Lori Burlin (Larry).

Charles was extremely proud of his grandchildren Michael Haun (Cristina), Justin and Jessica Burlin. He also is survived by three step-grandchildren Paul (Jessy), Sam (Kenzi) and Caitlin (Jesse) Plowman and four step-great grandchildren William, Ella-Rose, Silas and Cooper Plowman. He also was blessed with two honorary grandchildren Aaliyah Bonner and Rashaad Ellis. He showed them all unconditional love.

He is also survived by his brothers Robert (Sandra), Kenny (Peggy) and Denny (Gladys) Houghton and his brothers-in-law Rocky (Diane) and Richard (Pat) Keene. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends.

Charles retired from DuPont where he made many life long friends. His Catholic faith was always important to him.

He enjoyed reading, fishing, sketching, painting and just “piddling around”. He had a great sense of humor and when you became his friend, it was for life and you were from then on treated as part of the family.

He loved his Texas Aggies and was a collector of all sorts of things. But most of all he loved spending time with his family and extended family.

He was so proud when he was able to celebrate his 80th birthday with his mother who was 96 at the time.

Memorial donations can be made in Charles' name to the American Parkinson's Disease Association.

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