Cecil H. Houser, Jr., age 73, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 7, 2018 at his residence in Bristol, VA.  He was born April 23, 1945 in Bristol, TN, eldest son of the late Cecil H. Houser, Sr. and Bertie Lee Wyatt Houser. After graduating from King College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, he lived in Houston, TX for 40 plus years before returning to Bristol.  While in Texas, he made multiple mission trips in the Southwest and to Europe with his church family at Memorial Drive Baptist Church.


He is survived by his loving wife, Ella Richardson Houser; brothers, Chris Houser and wife Barbara of Bluff City, TN, Phillip D. Houser and wife Mary Alice of Athens, GA; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.


The funeral service will be held 7:00 pm Friday, August 10, 2018 at Fellowship Chapel with Rev. Scott Price officiating.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4:00 to 6:45 pm.  The committal service and interment will be 11:00 am Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Rick Goad, David Ayers, Jay Richardson, James Richardson, Allen Jones, Larry King, Gary Widner, Marty Farmer and John Metheney.  Honorary pallbearers will be Archie Monk, Marvin Rutherford, Mike Mingle and Jim Collier.


Cecil loved flowers and they will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Fellowship Chapel, 201 Crockett Street, Bristol, VA 24201.