Jerry Milton Houston, 70, Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, May 25.
Houston was a member of Green Hill Church of Christ. He started in the grocery business in 1972 at Green Hill Market and owned and operated Suggs Creek Market for several years. Jerry founded Houston’s Meat and Produce and operated it for over 20 years. He was a member of the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club and Big Brothers of Mt. Juliet. Jerry was an avid golfer and played with “The Nice Guys” and “The Tuesday Shootout” at Wintree Golf Course.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Milton and Cleo Yeager Houston.
He is survived by: wife of 47 years, Sharon Little Houston; children, Chris (Kim) Houston and Caroline (Steve) Graham; brother, Fred Houston; grandchildren, Briley, Gentry, Isabella and Alex Houston and Ella, Eva, Owen and Anna Graham.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Bond Memorial Chapel with August Ruff and Chuck Groover officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Jim Lamberson, Abner Alley, Tommy Goodwin, Jody Ussery, Kevin Dickens and Ray Earwood. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Houston’s Meat and Produce.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203 or the American Cancer Society for Melanoma Research, c/o Betty Adams, 14270 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN 37138.
Visitation was Tuesday and one hour prior to service time Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.