Alfred A. Houston, 82, of Roan Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.
Mr. Houston was born in Avery County, N.C., to the late Robert and Myrtle Cooper Houston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Wood Houston; two brothers, Woodrow Houston and Roy Houston; and one son, Tim Houston.
Mr. Houston was a social worker for Avery County, N.C. He loved to work on cars.
Mr. Houston was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his sister, Dixie Carpenter and her husband Tommy, Crossnore, N.C., and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Williams and her husband, Charles, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The graveside service for Mr. Houston will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, in the Woods Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Brewer and Rev. John McCoury officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is serving the Houston family. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917. Office: (423) 772-3928.