James “Ronald” Houtz

Published 4:37 pm Monday, February 12, 2018

James “Ronald” Houtz, husband of Monica Ells Houtz, passed away Thursday.

Born to Allene Covey Houtz and the late Lavern Houtz on 4/23/1952. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He was a faithful member and worship leader of Fellowship of Believers Church. He was also an accomplished musician, never met a stringed instrument he couldn’t play.

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He was retired after 47 years with Winchester Federal Bank where he served as Vice President and board member.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a sister Annette Houtz Compton, two nephews, Benjamin Israel Houtz and Oavah Houtz.

Survivors include his wife, Monica Ells Houtz, three children; James (Heather) Houtz, Joel (Stephanie) Houtz, and Heidi (Caleb) Little; two grandchildren, Piper and Zoe; three siblings, Verlene (Dan) Thompson, Duane (Linda) Houtz, and Frank (Mary) Houtz; a brother-in-law Cordell Compton and sixteen nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers; James, Joel, Eleazar, Jeremiah and Jezreel Houtz, and Caleb Little. Honorary pallbearers ; Richard Broaddus, Mike Price, leadership of Fellowship of Believers and long time coworkers of Winchester Federal Bank.

Services will be held at Grace Bible Church , 250 N. Main St., Winchester, on Tuesday, 2/13/18, at 1:30 pm.

Visitation will be Monday, 2/12/18 from 5-8 pm at Rolan G Taylor Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to, Ky. Covenant Education Corp., 750 Ironworks Rd. Winchester, Ky. 40391