HORSE CAVE — Amos Christopher Houk, 89, of Horse Cave, died peacefully in his home, to be with his loving Heavenly Father on Monday, July 7, 2014. His unwavering faith in Jesus Christ lives on as a testament to all who knew him.
Amos was born Feb.15, 1925 and graduated from Memorial High School in 1943. He then served three years in the US Army Air Force as a pilot in the Burma China Theatre during WWII. After twelve years at Horse Cave State Bank, he managed the Horse Cave Ben Franklin Store for twenty-six years. In 2012, he retired from the Horse Cave Water Company after thirty-three years of service. Amos was a Gideon member of Horse Cave Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, and in many other capacities.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen Frances Dowell Houk; two sons, Leslie Bryan Houk, and his wife, Tammy Kaye Houk, and Robert Dale Houk, and his wife, Marysusan Miles Houk; four grandchildren, Virginia Mae Houk, Scott Aaron Mancuso, Zachary Travis Mancuso, and Miles Christopher Houk; and cousin, Christopher E. Houk.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles B. Houk and Martha "Mattie" A. Mitchell Houk, and his brother, Joseph B. Houk.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 10, at 4 to 8 p.m. at Winn Funeral Home and on Friday, July 11, at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at Horse Cave Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at Horse Cave Baptist Church on Friday, July 11, at 1 p.m., with burial in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Winn Funeral Home.
Contributions in his honor may be made to The Gideons International, Horse Cave Camp, P. O. Box 113, Horse Cave, KY 42749.