Houston, Robert L.”Bob” Jr. 64 of Jacobsburg, Ohio died Saturday December 24, 2011 in Barnesville Hospital Barnesville, OH.
Bob was born August 17, 1947 in Martins Ferry, OH, a son of the late Robert L. and Anna Mitchell Houston Sr.
He was retired from Ohio Valley Coal Company and worked with the Belmont Senior Services delivering meals on wheels. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local #1810 and was passionate about the UMWA where he served as local vice president; he was chairman of the safety committee, worked on the COMPAC and organizing committees. He played baseball at Martins Ferry High School and summer league softball in St. Clairsville. He loved animals, fishing and the outdoors. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeye fan.
Surviving is his wife, Paula J. Stafford Houston, his children; Melissa Karkowski of Shadyside, Matthew Jennifer Houston of Barnesville, Shawn Houston of St. Clairsville, Lisa Houston of Cincinnati and Joshua Christa Houston of Bellaire, two brothers, Paul Mae Houston of Bethesda, and Tim Jackie Houston of Colerain, a sister, Nancy Jim Fields of Greensboro, NC. 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio Wednesday from 2p.m. until time of memorial service at 7p.m. with Reverend Randy Weaver officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Belmont County Animal Rescue League St. Clairsville, Ohio
Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com