J D Houseman, age 82, died October 21, 2017 at his residence in Liberal, KS. He was born November 3, 1934 in Dombey, OK, the son of Thomas James and Pansy (Schuchman) Houseman.
He graduated from Adams High School, Adams, OK, in 1953. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957.
On December 20, 1953 he married Sharon R. Hampsten at Clayton, NM. She survives.
He worked for Liberal Gas Company for 40 years, retiring as Construction Superintendent.
He was a member of the Grant Street Church of Christ, he was a Liberal Fire Department Volunteer for 20 years, coached Kids Inc. for 10 years, played softball for the City Softball League until age 55, and he then umpired for the City Softball League for 15 years. He delivered and picked up cars for Stu Emmert’s Automotive Center for 15 years. He spent the winters in South Texas. He enjoyed spending time at the family cabin in Cuchara, CO and having morning coffee with his friends at McDonalds.
2 Sons Tony Houseman and wife Angi Lyons, KS
Todd Houseman and wife Sandy Dodge City, KS
1 Daughter Tanya Slater and husband Larry Turpin, OK
6 Grandchildren Ty and wife Jaime Houseman and Trevin Houseman, Candice Neeley, Tonice and husband Kyle Lindberg, Tia and husband Jeremy Hogg and Jordan and wife Katie Slater. 15 Great Grandchildren Kinsley, Cooper and Sophia Houseman, Xander Houseman, Logan, Ayden and Riley Neeley, Laken, Timber and Aspen Lindberg, Jaret and Addisyn Hogg, Karsyn, Kamryn and Jett Slater.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, 1 Son Billy Joe Houseman and 2 Sisters Julia Manhart and Laura Gorden.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no viewing or visitation.
Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Grant Street Church of Christ in Liberal, KS with Minister Dennis (Skip) Francis presiding.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society in care of the Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901.