Obituary for Harry Houghton Jr.
Harry E. Houghton, Jr., age 81, passed away December 16, 2016, following injuries sustained after an automobile accident. Beloved husband for 61 years to Shirley, nee Judy. Loving father of Susan (Gary) Smith, Bill (Nancy) Houghton, Carol (Greg) Dowdy, Beverly Thanos and Ken Houghton. Cherished grandfather of Eric (Christie) Smith, Brian (Stacey) Smith; Jim Houghton and Allison Houghton; and Jillian Dowdy. Dear brother of Janet (Jim) Staniec and the late Frederick (Jeane) Houghton and Anna May Wadman. Dearest uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Retired mechanical engineer from Automotion in Oak Lawn, IL with over 31 years of service. Lifelong racer and hot rodder. In 1976 Harry won the UDRA pro stock championship and also won crew chief of the year. In his later years, his love of dogs was evident, being known as the neighborhood "dog walker".
Visitation Thursday, December 22, 2016, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 13350 S. LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, IL, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials to PAWS, 8301 W. 191st St., Tinley Park, IL are appreciated. Express your thoughts and condolences at colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400.