July 1, 1927-August 14, 2017
Jim, a WWII veteran, was born in Odessa. MO to Joseph E. Houston and Greta Harbison Houston. Jim moved to Elko, NV in 1968 to work in real estate. He bought Our Store before selling and later buying the Spring Inn Bar in Spring Creek. NV. He is preceded in death by his parents and step mother, Mary Brennan Houston. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Greta Jane Jones (Hilton Head Island, SC) and brother, Thomas Frederick (Prairie Village, KS). He is survived by his sister, Annette Houston Bresnahan (St. Louis/Lake of the Ozarks. MO) and brothers, Robert J. Houston (Buckner, MO) William R. Houston (Grass Valley, CA), step-sons Richard “Pete” Randall (Sparks, NV) and Johnny Randall (Independence, MO), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim had chosen to be cremated and his ashes will be scattered in his beloved Ruby Mountains. A celebration of his life will be scheduled for a later date.