Coy O'Neal Houchin 82 of Bowling Green passed away Tuesday, May 25 at the Medical Center
He was born April 2, 1939 to the late Estel and Bertha Jaggers Houchins. He was preceded in death by his daughter Sandra Houchin Norris, six sisters and two brothers. Coy was a retired saleman from Wickes and MidSouth Lumber. He also worked for several years at Future Design in Leitchfield, Ky. He was saved at the age of 15 and became a member of Otter Gap Missionary Baptist Church for the past 67 years. He was a 50 year member of Washington Meredith Masonic Lodge #355 F&AM.
Coy had a great love for the outdoors and gardening, but mostly loved spending time with family and friends. He will be missed by many.
Coy is survived by his wife, Brenda Houchin of 36 years; daughter Jennifer Gamble (Derek); stepson, Scott Smith (Laura); four grandchildren, Nathan Hayes, Austin Sims (Rachel), Riley Sims, Tanner Wilson (Corbin), Connor Smith, one great grandson; two sisters, Gail Pinet and Alta Dunn; Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel with burial in Otter Gap Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Coy's memory to St Jude, 501 St Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105