Claude Housman Jr.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

BENTON, Mo. -- Claude Housman Jr., 66, of Benton died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at his home.

He was born July 26, 1938, at Deventer, Mo., son of Claude Walter and Marie Hutson Housman. He and Evelyn Shoffner were married Aug. 23, 1959.

Housman was formerly of Scott and Mississippi counties. He was a truck driver with Pullen Trucking Co., retiring in 1997.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael and Billy Housman of Benton; a daughter, Kay Bone of Charleston, Mo.; four sisters, Kathryn Vinson of Shelby Township, Mich., Norma Holt of Highland, Calif., Delma Holt of Redlands, Calif., Sharon Fernandez of Arlington, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter and two brothers.

Friends may call at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Walter Bryars officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Missouri Funeral Honor Guard.