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Barbara Jean (West) Houston

June 28, 1947 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Barbara Houston Obituary

Barbara Jean Houston, age 76, of Dayton, Tennessee, passed away on December 17, 2023. Born on June 28, 1947, in Anna, Illinois, she was the cherished daughter of the late Leon and Alice West.

Barbara's journey in education culminated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Murray State University. She married her soulmate, William Ray Houston, on December 11, 1987. Together, they nurtured and grew their at-home business, B&B Filters, for 30 years. Beyond her achievements, Barbara was a devoted born-again Christian and a beloved member of Salem Baptist Church in Dayton, Tennessee.

Those who had the privilege of knowing Barbara will forever hold her memory dear. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she radiated warmth and generosity. Whether she was cooking for her family, assisting William in the office, or swiftly solving crossword puzzles, her intelligence and spirit shone through. Barbara had a fondness for the color pink and an impressive collection of cardigans, each telling a story of the moments shared with loved ones. Her clever mind often played coy, but her wisdom and insight were undeniable.

Barbara leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness. She is survived by her devoted husband of 36 years, William Houston; her brother, Ron (Carmen) West; her three beloved children, Amy Smith-Berkley, Keith (Maria) Smith, and Jennifer (John) Marsh; her four adoring grandchildren, Ryan (MeLynn) Berkley, Alyssa (Joey) Waire, Hope Berkley, and Aedan Marsh; and her six treasured great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home on December 22, 2023 at 12 noon with Pastor Barry Walls officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-12pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pierce Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to her favorite charity, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Funeral Service
December 22, 2023

12:00 PM
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Inc.
1670 Market Street
Dayton, TN 37321-1130

December 22, 2023

10:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Inc.
1670 Market Street
Dayton, TN 37321-1130


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