Feb. 1, 2024
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Feb. 1, 2024
1 p.m.


Feb. 1, 2024

William Robert Houk, 64, of Morganton, NC, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2024.

Born in Madison County, Alabama on April 1, 1959, he was the son of the late William Fred Houk, Jr. And Rilla Mae Cobb Houk.

William was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was a hardworking man who enjoyed fishing, traveling, and was an avid fan of Alabama Football. He dearly loved his family and friends.

William is survived by his children, Chris Houk, Jodi Ferguson (Rocky), and Dustin Houk; grandchildren, Nathaniel Ferguson, Casey Houk, Haley Ferguson, Gabriel Ferguson, and Skarlett Ferguson; siblings, James Houk, David Houk, and Doris Chancy (James); aunt, Mary Moretz; and the mother of his children, Kathleen Houk.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with Revs. Rocky Reese, Henry Houk, and Sid Houk officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Robert was a very caring and generous man. He's gonna truly be missed by my entire family. He was my dad's best friend. I'm so glad we got to meet you and have some great memories with you. We love you. Go ready high my friend. Have fun fishing with dad!! Love Jessica, Josh, Kyla & Mackenzie

—Jessica & Jessica Clark
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RIP Robert ..You were always a good friend to Justin and I . Prayers for your family .. Good memories lots of them ...

—Lauran Keeter Austin
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Robert definitely made a great impression on my life. I am forever grateful for the many wonderful memories. he was a wonderful man. The world will never be the same. Prayers for the family at this time of loss. FLY HIGH MY FRIEND. FOREVER WALK WITH ME. TIL WE MEET AGAIN ♥️♥️ Love your favorite ♥️♥️

—Angel Smith
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James and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

—Larry and Debbie McLean

You will be missed goodbye old friend

—Tammy R Brackett
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We will miss you friend! Home will not be the same without you. Until we see you again ❤️

—Jon & Chastity Browning

We are going to be forever missed. You have touched so many hearts and so many lives. We love you and fly high Papa Robert.


He will surely be missed. He was a great friend. I will miss his singing. He had a great voice. . Will be praying for the family and sorry for your loss. God bless this family and be with them during their loss

—Lisa Lowman
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He was a great brother in-law. Robert was a sweet and gentle soul he well to missed. My prayers go out to the family.

—Terry Minton