Ronald Eugene Houghton, 68, died on June 3, 2019 at his home in Lee’s Summit Missouri. Ron was born February 21, 1951 in Gallatin, Missouri and grew up on his family’s farm; small town life and a close community that knew him and his family well. He had an incredible love of music and poetry; he even wrote his own music and is a published author. His creative and loving heart gave him the ability to make all of his many friends feel like family; and he had a big family of friends. He was full of life and celebrated life with his wife of 15 years, Judy Houghton, exploring the world on cruise ships and other vacations.
He is survived by his sister and her husband Martha Kay and Larry Allen. He had three sons and two daughters with their spouses and children. His son, Michael Houghton and spouse Shawn with their three children, Ron’s grandchildren Meagan, Jayden and Allison Houghton. His other son David Houghton and his spouse Julie with their two children, Ron’s grandchildren Jacob Westlin and Brittain Houghton. His third son Joshua Houghton and his spouse Shannon Hattabaugh and their son, Ron’s grandson Mason Houghton. His daughter Clara Tanner and her spouse Jeff and their son, Ron’s grandson Mark Tanner; his second daughter Jeanie Sullivan. From his wife he has two step children and their spouse and children. His step daughter Melissa Doyle and her spouse Brian with their two children, Alexander and Zachary Doyle; his step son Christopher Partin.
He is proceeded in death by his mother and father, Lois and William Houghton.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m. Friday June, 7th, at the Langsford Funeral Home. Aaron Allen will officiate. Burial will be in the Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be Mike Perez, Jim Hathcock, Brittain Houghton, Mark Tanner, Brian Doyle and Chris Partin.