Russell R. "Rus" Houston
Residence: Monticello (Buffalo area), Indiana
Died: Saturday, December 02, 2017
Location: At his residence in rural Monticello (Buffalo area), Indiana
Age: 77
Date of Birth: Wednesday, July 17, 1940
Birth place: Rensselaer, Indiana
Branch: National Guard
Father: Logan Sylvester Houston  
Mother: Mary Melinda ( Williams ) Houston  
Marital Status: Single
Resided in: Rus has lived in the Buffalo, Indiana, area for the past thirty years, monving from Royal Center, Indiana.
Funeral Date: Saturday, December 09, 2017
Funeral Location: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, Celebration of Life Service will be at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello, Indiana.
Burial will take place: Private Family Burial
Visitation will be: Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Rus’s passing was very unexpected. He had lived in the Buffalo area for the past thirty years, moving from Royal Center, Indiana. He was born and raised in Rensselaer, Indiana, and was a 1958 graduate of the Rensselaer High School of Rensselaer, Indiana. Rus was a former member of the Indiana National Guard. He drove school bus for Pioneer School Corporation and was a short haul truck driver. He was also a member of the Royal Center Volunteer Fireman. Rus was a member of the Royal Center Lions Club, Knights of Pythis, also of Royal Center, Indiana. He was also a ISHAA Referee for numerous years for high school boys and girls basketball as well as boys football. Rus enjoyed NASCAR, was avid fisherman, and truly enjoyed Bloody Marys in the Caribbean Islands, and was unconventional ornery euchre player.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: In lieu of Flowers please give memorials to the Buffalo Cemetery Maintenance Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Marriage Information:
Survivors include:
Randy (wife Crystal) Houston of Indianapolis, Indiana, and
Greg (wife Wendy) Houston of Phoenix, Arizona;

Lora (husband Jeff) Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia;

Brittany Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia,
Jessica Houston of Phoenix, Arizona,
Ashley Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia, and
Cody Houston of Phoenix, Arizona;

Mother of his children,
Joy Whited of Tucson, Arizona;

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, and Numerous Cousins.
Preceded in Death:
Logan Sylvester & Mary Melinda (Williams) Houston;

Dwayne "Skeet" and,
Dean Houston;

Arlene Houston - Smutz,

Janet Houston - Salked.
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.