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Ceres Community Center
Saturday July 17th, 2021

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Ronald "Ronnie" Houck


Ronald “Ronnie” Houck, died Friday, January 1, 2021 at age 78.

Ronnie was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 4, 1942 to George T. Houck of Ashe County, North Carolina and Dorothy (Beep) Hubble Houck of Smyth County, Virginia. As an infant, Ronnie moved to the farming community of Ceres, Virginia. There Ronnie grew-up with a younger sister, Donna Houck (Compton) and younger brother, Edd Houck. Ronnie attend school in Ceres graduating in 1959. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Dorothy M. Umberger for thirty-one years with whom he had two children, Russell and Rhonda. Ronnie resided in Fredericksburg, Virginia for forty-five years and returned to his beloved of Ceres in 2016. Ronnie retired as Construction Superintendent having built a number of roads, airport runways, water and sewer lines, and bridges in Northern Virginia.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, a nephew, Todd Houck and a niece, Greta Houck.

Ronnie is survived by his loving children, son, Russell Houck of Culpeper, Virginia; daughter, Rhonda Houck-Morofsky and husband, Bryan of Fredericksburg, Virginia; four adoring granddaughters, Ashley and Kaitlin Vose and Macie and Livvie Houck; brother, Edd Houck and wife, Dana of Spotsylvania, Virginia; two nieces, Missy Compton Thompson and Beth Compton Stover and their families; ex-wife Dorothy Umberger-Houck and her family with whom he was quite fond. He will be greatly missed by a host of cousins and friends.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a celebration of Ronnie’s life will take place Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Ceres School Gym (Ceres Community Center), 43 Ruritan Drive, Ceres, Va. 24318.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Ceres Alumni Association, P.O. Box 32 Ceres, Va. 24318.

To share memories of Ronald “Ronnie” Houck please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Ronnie’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Dear Houck family, So many good memories came to mind of our dear friend after hearing the news of Ronnies passing. Where to begin! We were neighbors for 27 years on Culpeper Street, our children grew up together, and we were friends. Thats quite a history! Ronnie always had a smile and a kind word when he greeted you. Please know each of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time and hold tightly to your precious memories. Sincerely, Kathy Blevins

Kathy Blevins Jan 9 2021 12:00 AM

RIP Ronnie. You will certainly be in good company in your new home with old friends from Ceres and family. You will be missed by all. Prayers with the family. From an old friend from our high school days, Donna Hall Collins

Donna Collins Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

We are truly sorry for Mr. Houck's family. We enjoyed his visits with us. He was an incredibly kind, humble person. We all enjoyed his company and truly enjoyed working for him. This is sad; however, I feel sure he is walking (maybe driving a chariot) the streets of gold. God bless all of you. We were truly fortunate to get to know him.

Looney's Used Cars and Body Shop Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

Edd & Family - Our condolences to you and family. May the many great memories and times sustain you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peter & Jane Kolakowski Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

Annual family softball game July 2014. Captain Ronnie in middle. You will forever be our softball captain

Betty Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Friends and Family uploaded 2 to the gallery.

Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM