Steven M. Houchin, 69, of West Salem

Steven M. Houchin, 69, of West Salem, died on Sept. 26 in Wayne County. Steve was born on Dec. 7, 1950 in Searcy, Ark., the son of Darrell Houchin and Kathleen (Runyon). 

Steve was an outgoing, friendly person that knew no stranger. He didn't delay joy and was carefree and easy going. Steve was an avid golfer and fisherman who also enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. He served in the US Navy as a radar/sonar operator. Steve graduated from United Electronics in Louisville, Ky. with an associate degree in Electronics.          

Steve is survived by his daughter, Jessica Houchin of St. Louis, Mo.; brother, Larry (Ruth) Houchin of Carbondale, and several nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Richard Lee Houchin.

A Graveside Service will be held for Steve at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, at Haven Hill Memorial Gardens in Olney with Full Military Rites to be performed at the Graveside. Interment will follow the service.