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Richard Houston

September 27, 1975 — December 3, 2021

The Mesquite Police Department will have a livestream of Officer Richard Houston's funeral service for the public on their Facebook page starting at 11:20 A.M. Times are approximate.
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Richard Lee Houston II of Forney, Texas, was born September 27, 1975, in Dallas, Texas, to Richard Lee I and Debra Houston. He married Shelley Penn on May 11, 2001, in Dallas. 

Richard enjoyed bird watching, fishing, kayaking, hunting, painting, reading, writing, jiu-jitsu, camping, baseball, and listening to old music.  He was best known for the 21 years spent as a Mesquite Texas Police Officer.  During those years, he received 48 letters of commendation, 2 life-saving awards, 1 police commendation bar, Citizen's Police Academy Officer of the Month Award (August 2018) and a Certificate of Merit in April 2021. He was also a member of the SWAT team for 10 years.

Richard is survived by his wife of over 20 years, Shelley; children, Shelby Houston, Hannah Houston and Lucas Houston; mother, Debra Myers; sisters, Julie Quain, Melissa Frajkor and Dannett Houston; brothers, Kenny Houston, Drew Allen, Zach Houston, Aaron Houston, and Travis Myers. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Lee Houston I. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mesquite Police Association Charities

 

 


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Visitation

Thursday, December 9, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Private Burial

Thursday, December 9, 2021

New Hope Memorial Gardens

500 US-80, Sunnyvale, TX 75182

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