David N. Houser, 85

JUNE 26, 1926-SEPT. 21, 2011

September 21, 2011
  • Houser

David Nolan Houser ("Butch" or "Pappy"), 85, of Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Clear Spring, Md., passed from this life Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

He was born June 26, 1926, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown to the late Roy Michael Houser and Mary Kershner Houser.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Pearl Bridendolph Houser, in 1991.

He was a charter member and deacon of the River of Life Worship Center (formerly Trinity Church of God) of Clear Spring. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and was a Mason.

He attended Hagerstown High School. He was employed with Fairchild Hiller and previously owned Dave and Pearl's Restaurant in Hagerstown. He retired from Beachley Furniture Co. after 30-plus years of service.

He is survived by a daughter, Sharon Grant and husband, James, of White Springs, Fla.; five sisters, Doris Miller of Clear Spring, Bernice Lafferty and husband, Kenton, of Williamsport, Elaine Griffith and husband, John, of Boonsboro, Carolyn Gibney and husband, Elmer, of Hagerstown, and Phyllis Hall and husband, Richard, of Petersburg, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Miles and Mildred Heiberger, both of Hagerstown.

Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at River of Life Worship Center, 12312 Orebank Road, Clear Spring. The Revs. Mary Clever Douglas and Walter Douglas will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open after 11 a.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Donald Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring.

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