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July 12, 2014

Frank Norman Houston III

WEATHERFORD —

Frank Norman Houston III was born to Frank Norman Houston and Margaret Etta Maxey Houston on Jan. 15, 1931, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He passed from this life on July 8, 2014, in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Frank attended school in Louisiana and graduated from Baton Rouge High in 1947. He attended Louisiana State University for 3 ½ years before the Korean War began. After the war ended, he resumed his education at the University of North Texas where he obtained a bachelors and masters degree. He graduated with high honors and belonged to Alpha Chi National Honor Society. He later attended Eastern New Mexico University where he obtained an education specialist degree in 1972 and became a life member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. 

He was a Korean War veteran and a Presbyterian.

While stationed at Walters A.F.B. in Mineral Wells, he met Barbara Janet Parks. They were married on Aug. 25, 1956, at First Methodist Church in Millsap. They moved to Hobbs in 1957. Two children were born to this union, Leslie Houston Hill, of Hobbs, and John Houston, of Millsap.

Frank began teaching at Heizer Junior High School in August 1957. He taught history and science before becoming a counselor for all three Hobbs junior highs. During his career with the Hobbs schools, he worked as a junior high counselor, assistant principal at both Heizer and Houston junior highs, principal at Heizer, and finally principal at Houston Junior High until his retirement in May 1990. After retirement, Frank and Barbara traveled extensively, with primary focus on Europe and Great Britain.

He is survived by his daughter, Leslie Hill and husband, Donnie, of Hobbs, and his son, John Houston, of Millsap. He is also survived by his sister, Maxey Schultz and husband, F.J., of New Orleans, Louisiana; his sister, Helen Bourgeois, of Thibodaux, Louisiana; his niece, Tara Carvin and husband, Glenn, and great-nephew, Ryan, of Apharetta, Georgia; and nephew Samuel Bourgeois, of New Orleans. He is survived by his grandchildren, Mark Hill, of Lubbock, Texas, Lauren Hill, Hannah Hill, Donnie Hill, Jr., Sherry Hill Goodwin and husband, Brian, and Amy Hill, all of Hobbs, and Richard Hill and wife, Brooke, of Midland. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

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