Atona “Frank” Houtz, 62

A beloved husband, father, mentor, friend, teacher, author, visionary and pioneer unexpectedly took his leave of this earth Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Atona “Frank” Houtz leaves behind Mary Lynn, his wife of 34 years, and five children, three grandchildren and one son and daughter in law.

He is also survived by his sister Verlene Thompson, his brother, Vernon “Duane” Houtz and his mother, Allene Covey Houtz, and many nieces and nephews.

Frank was born as the youngest of five children on December 23, 1956, to LaVern and Allene Houtz.

He was preceded in death by his father, LaVern Houtz; his brother, James Ronald Houtz; his sister, Annette Houtz Compton; and his two sons, Israel and Qavah Houtz.

He was buried on his family farm by friends and family and laid next to his two deceased sons.

Frank was an Elder at Congregation Beit Minorah as well as leading his own ministry Dry Bones Restoration Company.

Frank’s mission in life was to promote unity in the body of Messiah through humility and sound scholarship. He also had co-founded with his close friend, Ken Rank, the beginnings of an adult education center named Jefferson College where skills and education benefiting the local community could be taught.

His memorial service will be held at Mt Zion Christian Church Saturday, March 2 at 6:00 PM 3631 Combs Ferry Rd, Winchester, KY 40391

Any who wish to come and celebrate his life will be welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support his wife and youngest son still living at home.

You can also donate toward Frank’s dream of Jefferson College by making checks payable to Kentucky Covenant Education Corporation, 7501 Ironworks Rd Winchester Ky 40391.