HAUBSTADT — George L. Houchins, 73, of Haubstadt, passed away at home surrounded by his family.

He was born to Robert and Betty (Lewis) Houchins on Nov. 15, 1946, in Princeton.

George was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he did a tour in Vietnam. He was an underground coal miner in Keensburg, Illinois, for over 30 years. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Fort Branch VFW Post 2714 and Haubstadt American Legion Post 194. George loved antiques, flea markets and working on cars.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Max Houchins.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Nancy (Lemmons) Houchins; his son, Brad Houchins of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Rachel (Jacob) Mahoney and Kaliegh Houchins; and nieces and nephews, Rob (Andrea) Houchins of Fort Branch, Steve (Amy) Houchins of Fort Branch, and Kathy (Larry) Flora of Patoka.

Services will be on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch with the Rev. Christopher Droste as the celebrant. Visitation will be on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Stodghill Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time. Military honors will be performed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Princeton, prior to burial by VFW Post 2714, American Legion Post 194, and the Retired Veterans of Gibson County. Donations can be made to Heritage Hospice. Expressions of sympathy can be made at stodghillfuneralhome.com.

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