VERNEL E. "DICK" HOUK
HOUK VERNEL E. "DICK" With his earthly journey complete, Vernel (Dick) E. Houk returned home on October 12, 2016. He was 92 years old. Dick was born on April 2, 1924, to Mansel E. and Margaret Houk. He was a 1942 graduate of Carrick High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 as a Seaman 1st Class, and received a good conduct medal for his service. Dick attended Waynesburg College for one year, and spent his working life, 1943-1982, as an Expeditor for U.S. Steel. He enjoyed his retirement by playing tennis, staying in good physical shape and attending extended family functions. Dick never married or had children. He loved his extended family and spent considerable time with them at a family cottage. His friendly nature, kindness and generosity to his family, friends and others will be remembered. Per Dick's wishes, services will be held privately. Arrangements by BALL FUNERAL CHAPEL.
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