Houston, Jr., Alex J. “Brother” – age 61, of Knoxville, went to be with our Heavenly Savior on Monday, October 31, 2011. Preceded in death by father Alex J. Houston, Sr., sister, Barbara (Houston) Upton, brothers, David and John Houston; nephews, David and Michael Houston.
Alex graduated from Austin High School in 1968. He was an U.S Army Veteran served in Vietnam and served for 17 years as a U.S. Army Reserve. While in Vietnam, he dedicated his life for protecting our country. He was also a faithful employee by the City of Knoxville Garage for many years.
Alex Jr. leaves to mourn his passing: children: Reggie, Alex III (Ahbani) of OH, Maurice and Tiffany Houston, former wife and children’s mother, Francine (Stinson) King; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; mother, Paula Houston; siblings Ray, Fannie Jo Houston and Judy (Bill) McCoy; a host of other relatives and friends. On Monday, November 7, 2011, the family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at the Unity Mortuary Chapel. Pastor David Upton officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, John Sevier Highway. The service will conclude with full military honors and doves will be released.