In Memory of
Phillip Lee Houlton, Jr
August 28, 1973 – January 20, 2019
I am saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of a great young Club Member, Phillip Lee Houlton, Jr on Sunday 01/20/2019, after spending the day with his wife and son at the CRGC.
I will defer to his wife Kathryn for more details or if she wants an email announcement or inclusion in the minutes about arrangements for this coming Saturday. She is on CC.
Or rather, will send you an email when the obituary is ready, so then if you could please send out an email blast to all Club Members about the Celebration of Life Saturday 01/26/2019 at Harrell Funeral Home 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, TX 78745.
Phillip Lee Houlton, Jr, 45, was born on August 28, 1973 in St. Clair, Michigan. He passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 20, 2019, in Austin, Texas. He is survived by Kathryn Buck Houlton, wife, Phillip Lee Houlton, III, son, and sisters Shelrie Houlton and Shannon Hungerford.
Phillips early childhood was spent traveling the world with his family, accompanying his father on international construction projects. He lived the majority of his life in Texas, graduating from high school in Burnet. He then entered the United States Air Force and served six active duty years. He attended Southwest Texas State University, while being a reservist in the U.S. Air Force, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. He worked for the City of Austin for fourteen years. While working for the City, Phillip enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserves and later attended Officer Training School. During his time in the U.S. Coast Guard, Phillip took part in Deep Water Horizon and Hurricane Sandy Relief. Phillip retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with twenty years combined service, as a Lieutenant. Phillip continued serving the City of Austin until his passing.
Phillip was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Texas being a Master Mason. He was a member of the Capitol Rod and Gun Club and spent many years volunteering on the Youth Committee. Phillip was an avid outdoorsmen enjoying kayaking, hunting, camping and simply spending time with friends, family and enjoying life.
A visitation with family will be held at 1pm Saturday, January 26, 2019 and the Celebration of Life will begin at 2pm. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to Veteran Outdoors, an organization that Phillip dearly supported.