Cortez G. Houston

ALBANY - Mr. Cortez G. Houston, 80, of Myrtle Rd. in Albany died October 21, 2013 at the Medical Center of Columbus in Columbus, GA.

Funeral services will be Thursday 2 PM at Kimbrell-Stern. Rev. Jerry Willis officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

A native of Worth Co., GA Mr. Houston has lived in Albany since the late 1950’s. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict and was retired from the Albany Fire Department with 28 years of service. He was a member of Mercedes Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, traveling and southern gospel sings.

Mr. Houston was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine Houston and a brother, Harrell Houston.

Survivors include his wife Martha June Houston of Albany, son, Greg Houston and his wife Jennifer of Jackson, GA, daughter, Janet Van Meter and her husband Ben of Dothan, AL, step-daughter, Gloria McCloskey and her husband Jack of Clearwater, FL, step-son, Steve McDonald and his wife Susan of Warner Robins, GA , grandchildren, Abigail, Audrey, Ashlynn, Alainna, Sara, Rebekah, Emily and Natalie, step-grandchildren, Angela Archer and her husband Todd, step-great-grandchildren, Blake and Ashley, sister, Gloria Brackman of Texas

The family will receive friends Wednesday (Today) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern.

Those desiring, please make memorials to the ACTO Alzheimer’s Caregivers time out, 314 N. Jefferson St. Albany, GA 31701.

You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mr. Houston by visiting Kimbrell-S tern’s website at

Kimbrell Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152