Joseph Houston, 59, of Folkston, passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2019 in Homestead, FL. He was born September 15, 1960 to the late Lorene Houston and John Columbus Neeley in Folkston. Joseph was educated in the public school system of Charlton County and graduated in the Class of 1978 and joined the United States Army after graduating. He loved fishing and spending time with his family.
Joe was preceded in death by both parents; his grandparents; a sister, Terra Ann Jordan; his brothers, Duke Edgar Houston, Jimmy Lee Houston, Freddie Lee Vernon; and a special niece, Jaqhayla Houston.
He leaves his loving wife, Joyce Barber-Houston, of Folkston; a daughter, Cheryl Cobb, Folkston; a son, Duke Edgar Houston, of Folkston; his step children, Terra Hutchison, St. Marys, Robert Maxwell, Rhonda Hutchison and Jamal Hutchison, all of Folkston; his grandchildren, Tony, Vontez, Kashawn, Kasmierre, Shamierre and Armani; his siblings, Della (Rev. Raymond) Roberts, Jacqueline (Tracy) Stephens, and Laura Ann Houston, all of Folkston, Richard (Mollie) Houston, Kingsland, Robert (Vivian) Taylor, of Jacksonville; sisters-in-law, Lily Robinson, of Jesup, Shirley Small, Sanford, NC, Joyce Houston, of Dallas, TX, and Luvenia Houston, of Jacksonville; brother-in-law, James Gibbs, of St. Augustine, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will not be a wake. Remains will lie in state one hour prior to services on Saturday.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 28, at St. Matthews Baptist Church, of Folkston. Interment was in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Inc., Jesup.