Joseph C. Houston ’32, of Townsend, Tenn., passed away Jan. 2 at his home.
He was the son of the late Rev. Robert L. and Henrietta Muecke Houston, a member of Lake Hills Presbyterian Church, a graduate of Davidson, and a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy.
He retired from the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies and the Social Security Administration.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Davis Rust Houston; brother, Robert Lockhart Houston ’31; and stepson, James U. Rust. Survivors include his stepdaughter, Linda Hale (William Hale), 4300 Stacey Ct., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-2115; stepdaughter-in-law, Arleene Rust; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; niece, Ann Houston Fisher; and two great-nephews.