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Charles Franklin Houston

Posted 2023-06-03 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald from May 30 to May 31, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Charles (Chuck) Franklin Houston, born on Oct. 11, 1945, passed away
peacefully at home on May 17, 2023.

Chuck graduated from Santa Fe High School on June 14, 1963. He was
drafted into the Army and was sent to aircraft mechanic school. He was
then sent to Vietnam where Chuck became a machine gunner on an airship.
There, Chuck was awarded an air medal for heroism while participating in
aerial flight in the Republic Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in
May 1973.

Chuck enlisted in the United States Marines. He became very competitive
on the Marine Corps rifle team. Chuck was honorably discharged from the
Marines in April of 1989, as a sergeant. Chuck was undoubtedly a true
American hero.

As a lifelong member of the NRA, Chuck went on to win a national first
place award at the 10th Annual High Power Rifle Silhouette Competition
in 1982. He also was a very talented artist. He spent 25 years selling
very beautiful professionally made pottery in Laguna Beach, California.
He was also very talented with a paintbrush. He was an active member
with the Sawdust Festival, and taught art classes at the senior center.
He was a very avid motorcycle enthusiast and custom bike builder (old

Chuck was a very honorable, loving, funny, and very generous human
being. He truly will be missed.

We love you, Chuck. Rest in Peace, Sir. Never to be forgotten.
Please make a donation in Chuck's name to Hospice or the NRA. A service
will be announced at a later date.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.

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