Jimmy E. Houston, 71, died April 30 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Born at Beefhide to the late Charlie and Vergie Little Houston, he was the widower of Faith Ann Elkins Houston.
He was a brother of the late Carlos Houston and Curtis Clemons, and was a grandfather of the late Tommy Newman Collier.
Surviving are his fiancée, Mildred Hamilton of Kona; a son, Jimmy Houston Jr. and wife Crystal of Neon; a daughter, Brenda Eldridge of Kona; a brother, Denton Houston and wife Linda of Pikeville; nine grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held May 3 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.