Jimmy Gantt Houser

Published 11:22 am Sunday, December 11, 2022

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Mr. Jimmy Gantt Houser, 80, of Charlottesville, Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at Heath Village Nursing Facility in Hackettstown, N.J.

He was born on June 30, 1942, in Lawndale, NC, to Luther and Bessie Houser.

He graduated from Northbrook High School and then went on to complete his education at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Jim worked as a teacher in NC, a District Manager of Sears in NC and VA, Walmart in VA, and finally retired from the University of Virginia Hospital. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Widow Sons Lodge #60 A.F. & A.M. in Charlottesville, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife of 53 years, Gail Houser; and his sister, Wanda Lee Yarboro.

He is survived by: his children, Jeffrey Houser (Jennifer) of Hackettstown, N.J., Melyssa Newman (John) of Huntersville, NC, and Justin Houser (Kelly) of Lynchburg, Va.; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and countless other friends and family.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bob Summers officiating. Masonic rites were conducted following the ceremony. Interment followed in Rose Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be considered for: Widows Sons Lodge # 60 A.F. & A.M., 22 Pine Crest Drive, Troy, VA 22974; or to N.C. Wildlife Federation, 2014 Washington St., Raleigh, NC 27605.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.