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John “Junior” House

John “Junior” House, age 85, of Point, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Greenville.

Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Lone Oak Assembly of God Church with Pastor Sam Calk and Bro. Homer Morgan officiating.  Interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery in Point.  Visitation to be held Monday night, April 10, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.

Junior was born on April 11, 1931, in Lamesa, TX, to John Marion and
 Iva Gladys Craft House. Junior married Francis Verlene Pounds on May 22, 1953, in Rains County. He provided for his family in many different ways. He and Verlene ran a Texaco service station in Point for more than 20 years. He also was a farmer and loved his cattle. However, the most important endeavor in his life was teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ his Lord, everywhere he went, and held  several churches around the Rains County area.

Survivors include: Wife: Verlene House of Point; Sons: John House (Brenda) of Point; and Joe House (Merinda) of Alba; Daughters: Doris Forbes (Tim) of Lone Oak; and Iva Smith of Lake Fork; Sisters: Betty Chesser of Mustang, OK; Zelma Hartigan of Ft. Worth; Ruth Borden of Gladewater; and Naomi Holley of Emory; Grandchildren: Trena, Dawn, Teri, CharlieAnn, Bobbie-Jo, Brandon, Evan, Weston, Terry Lynn, Dewayne; Great-grandchildren: 17.

Preceded by: Parents; Granddaughter: Toni Mattern; Great-grandchildren: Kayla Cooke, Daylin Lorenz, Adriana Forbes and Beau House

Author: Staff Reporter

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