Mac B. Houston

Mac B. Houston, age 69, of Wanblee, died Sunday, December 4, 2005, at Meadowbrook Manor in Rapid City.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Mac Bryan Houston was born April 21, 1937, in Baldwin, MS, the son of Milton and Annabelle (Miller) Houston. He grew up in Moro, AR, where he received his education.

As a young man, he served in the United States Army National Guard for a year and a half before enlisting in the United States Army. While in the Army, Mac served in the United States, Germany and Korea. While in Germany, he met and later married Magdelena Zeller on May 4, 1964. The first two children, George and Susan, were born in Germany. They returned to the U.S. where he was stationed at Ft. Bragg and this is where their youngest son, James, was born. Later he served in Korea and then returned to Ft. Bragg, where he continued his military career until retiring in 1975.

After his retirement, they made there home in Fayetteville, NC. They operated a hockey rink for 10 years, then managed an outdoor rental for eight years, both at Ft. Bragg. After his wife's death on October 31, 1991, he continued to live at Fayetteville, until his retirement in 1993. He then moved to Holden Beach, NC, and later to Shallotte, NC, before moving to Camron, NC, to be near his son James and his family. In August 2005, Mac moved with son, James, and his wife, Cori, and their family to Wanblee, SD, where he continued to reside until his death.

Survivors include two sons, James Houston and his wife, Cori, of Wanblee and George Houston and his wife, Michele, of Ashland, KY; one daughter, Susan Houston of Miami, FL; eight grandchildren; his special aunt, Mary Lou of Arkansas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife, Magdeline, Mac was preceded in death by his parents.

Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com