David Franklin Houtz
David Franklin Houtz, age 75, was born on December 11, 1940 to Earl William and Margaret Louise Houtz in the front bedroom of their Rutledge, Pennsylvania home.
Dave grew up the youngest of five brothers and one sister in that same Rutledge home and graduated from Swathmore High School in 1958. After high school he attended North Carolina State University where he earned a four-year football scholarship and was a celebrated athlete.
At college, Dave met the love of his life, Lorraine Brickey, and they married December 15, 1962. Dave and Lorrie lovingly raised three children, Wayne, Denise, and Bradley, while living an adventurous life from Pennsylvania to the U.S. Virgin Islands, the mountains of Wyoming, and finally Texas. He supported his family using his talents in the construction trades learned while growing up. Eventually, Dave and Lorrie established and operated their own construction company.
Dave loved working hard, playing hard, the opportunity to help a neighbor, and most of all spending time with his family. He made family holidays extra special with traditions that will be forever cherished and continued in his honor. Dave was an active church member and leader and lived out his Christian faith through his many selfless deeds for others.
Dave is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lorraine Houtz, his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Audra Houtz of Georgetown, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Kerry Heitman of Edmund, OK; and daughter-in-law, Wendy Houtz of Liberty Hill, TX. Surviving grandchildren are Jack Houtz; Matthew, Wyatt, and Ella Houtz; Taylor Rogers; Tyler Rogers; Tanner Rogers; Layne and Kelsie Krizek; Katie and Christian Juarez; Kellie Heitman; Nathan Houtz; Shelby Houtz; and great-granddaughter Kinsley Raine Krizek. Dave is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Tom Belk of Media, PA; and two sisters-in-law, Maryanne Houtz of Austin, TX, and Sally Houtz of Aston, PA; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Bill, Ken, Don, Dick, and Jack; and son, Bradley.
A wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend, Dave will be remembered by all who knew him, loved him, and respected his model of Christian life. We look forward to reuniting with Pop in Heaven and praise Christ for His sacrifice to grant us that promise.
Services were under the direction of Beck Funeral Home. Visitation was at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9th at the First Baptist Church of Georgetown. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Georgetown, 1333 W. University Avenue, Georgetown, Texas 78628.