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Jack Frederick Houghton

Jack Frederick Houghton

August 07, 1945 – June 04, 2020

Jack Frederick Houghton died unexpectedly in Madison, Mississippi, on June 4, 2020, at the age of 74. He was born on August 7, 1945, in Ft. Worth, Texas, son of Eugene Albert Houghton and Hattie Ophelia Thetford Houghton. He grew up in Del Rio, Texas, and attended Texas Military Institute in San Antonio. He was a veteran of the US Army. Jack graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1972 with a Masters in Hospital administration. Throughout his 39 year career, Jack served as a hospital administrator in the following cities: El Paso, Texas; DeSoto, Texas; Gillette, Wyoming; Bossier, Louisiana; Natchez, Mississippi, and Del Rio, Texas where he ultimately retired. He lived in Austin, Texas for ten years before recently moving to Madison, MS.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Albert Houghton and Hattie Ophelia Thetford Houghton of Del Rio, Texas; and sister, Sonja Houghton, of San Antonio, Texas.

Jack is survived by his wife, Mimi Swinny Houghton; his daughter, Kimberly Houghton Briscoe and husband David Parker Briscoe of Colorado; his son, Jeffrey Forrest Houghton and wife Aimee Whatley Houghton of Virginia, step-son, Clifton Haywood Hinson and wife Candice Dunbar Hinson of Madison, Mississippi, and step-son, William Henry Hinson of Madison, Mississippi; his grandchildren, Grace Evelyn Houghton and Hattie Caroline Houghton of Virginia, Shelley Lynn Briscoe and Jamie Parker Briscoe of Colorado, and Cameron Hinson and Cole Hinson of Mississippi; niece, Victoria Pine of Texas and nephew, Steve Pine of Georgia; and great niece, Emily Jae Aguilar-Pine; great nephew, Evan Patrick Aguilar-Pine; and great nephew, Robbie Pine.

Jack was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather, and dedicated friend who enjoyed travel, loved new adventures, and spending time with family. He was passionate about advanced knowledge and education encouraging others to pursue their goals.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Trinity University, Alzheimer’s Association, or the American Heart Association.

Grave site services will be held in Natchez at 11 am, Monday, June 8, 2020.

Pallbearers include Jerry Hilton, Brian Fink, Tom Shields, David Briscoe, John Bergeron, and Scott Swinny.

Honorary pallbearers include Trinity Teers LGF (Lets Go Fishing) group: Robert Todd, Jay Dee Allen, John Fisher, Doug Hawthorne, Jack Gullahorn, Austin King, Dave Reynolds, Bob Gass, John Stephens, Wallace Craig, Sam Hocker, Rick Barnett, Forest Dunlap, Larry Helm, Andy Klemmet, Bill Coleman, Tom Hill, and Scott Walker.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.