Born: September 27, 1935 - Deceased: September 17, 2021
Rev. James M. Houpt of Fairview Heights, IL, born September 27, 1935 in Lonsdale, AR, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, in his residence in Buford, GA.
Jim was a family man first and foremost. The life and love he shared with all of his family was priceless. Jim also had a love for his church family at Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, IL, where he was an associate pastor for 31 years. Each week at church Jim would have a fun-filled monologue near the end of the worship service that would rival late night talk show hosts. His friendliness, kindness and humor were some of his most notable traits. Jim was also an Army veteran who served his country in the 1960’s.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, IL 62208.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Vance Vyers officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Live streaming can be viewed at www.facebook.com/KurrusFH
Sorry I can’t attend since I live in Texas now. Jim and Jeanette were very good friends for many years. It is my privilege to have known them.
Jon, we were saddened to hear about the loss of your dad. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill & Julanne Andreorio
Jon, sorry we didn’t make it there. Your dad was a wonderful gentleman, I still can remember some of the memories we have if him and your mom and Jennifer , and Jim. Sorry for your loss
You know how much we loved both Jim & Jeannette. There is not a day goes by that I don’t remember them & things they said . We were so blessed to have them in our lives. My regret is I did not get to see him when he was here in Ga. but did talk to him on the phone. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Love you & your family <3.
Pat and I are very sorry for your loss. We loved Jim very much and your entire family. So grateful for the short visit we had while you were visiting in Redding. A memorable visit (minus fire that broke out ). We are praying for all of you. Love you all