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Gaylord Houghton

Gaylord Houghton

Saturday, March 14th, 1959 - Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Gaylord L. Houghton, age 61 of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Spectrum Health Blodgett in Grand Rapids.

Gaylord, or “G.H.”, or “Gator”, as he was known by most of his family and friends was a guy of few words. He was a strong man who had a gentle soul and even deeper convictions, or as some might say, Gator was just plain stubborn. After graduating from Central Montcalm High School in 1977, he furthered his education and became a certified engineer and worked for 30+ years at Federal Mogul. When he wasn’t working, Gator loved going golfing and he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. No matter what you called him, Gaylord, G.H., or Gator, the two names he loved being called the most were, dad and grandpa. He loved his children and grandkids and will be deeply missed by everyone.

Surviving Gator is his mother, Pat Houghton of Stanton; daughters, Hilary Wickes of Stanton and Heather Houghton (Brandon Jeffrey) of Stanton; son, Josh Houghton of Stanton; granddaughter, Ava Jo; grandson, Brayden; special friend, Susan Simons; and lots of aunts and uncles; and many cousins.

Gator is preceded in death by his father, Gaylord Houghton and sister, Joy Houghton.

Gator’s life is being celebrated on Friday, August 21, 2020 at the Pavilion at Nevins Lake Bible Church (837 S. Nevins Road, Stanton). Visitation is being held from 10 to 11 AM with the funeral ceremony beginning at 11 AM with Pastor Tim Ross officiating. Final interment will be at Trufant Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Nevins Lake Bible Church
    Address
    837 S. Nevins Rd.
    Stanton, Michigan 48888
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  • Service

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Nevins Lake Bible Church
    Address
    837 S. Nevins Rd.
    Stanton, MI 48888
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  • Interment

    Location
    Trufant Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available

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Matthew & Anna Jensen

Posted at 04:38pm
We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family and pray that God will comfort you.
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Rachel Reich

Posted at 07:59am
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you guys. Love, Rachel Reich
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Posted at 06:52am
A Great Man gone way too soon. I always had a good time being around Gator.....he will be missed.
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Shelley Ehlert

Posted at 12:41am
I am so sorry to hear of Gator's death. He was a lifelong friend to Jon and I know he will be missed. Prayers and love to his family. Rest in Peace, friend.
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