Robert (Bob) Bruce Houston


Robert (Bob) Bruce Houston, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away June 14, 2015.  His family was by his side when he peacefully went to be with the Lord.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on June 19, 2015 at Colonial Presbyterian Church (9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114).

Bob was born in Highland Park, MI on March 13, 1937 to Bruce and Louise Houston.  He graduated from College High School in Bartlesville, OK and continued on to receive a B.B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma before serving three years in the United States Navy.  On April 25, 1964, Bob was married to Donna Teeter; they were married 51 wonderful years. Bob worked for Phillips Petroleum Company and after 32 years of dedicated service, he retired as the Regional Manager in Kansas City.   He enjoyed attending grandkids’ sporting events, traveling, reading, volunteering, church activities and spending time with his family and friends.

Bob is survived by the love of his life, his wife Donna; his children Lisa Merkel (Darrell), Lori DeWitt (Jeff), Matt Houston (Melissa); his 10 grandchildren Lauren, Lindsey, Hadley, Holland, Kate, Kailey, Neeley, Tred, Bennett and Monroe.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation ( or Kids Across America Urban Sports Camps (


  1. Judy & Gary on June 18, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Donna and family, we will miss Bob greatly! Gary’s weed-whacker buddy and Bible Study Brother. Prayers now and always. And a few tears as well. Love, J&G

  2. Steve and Marti Hancock on June 18, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Our sincerest sympathy is offered for your family at this time.
    Matt and Melissa are so special to us, along with their wonderful children. Prayers lifted for all.
    Steve and Marti Hancock

  3. Deb & Dave Dietsch on June 17, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Donna, we are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great neighbor and will be greatly missed. You and your family our in our hearts and prayers. Our Deepest Sympathy, Deb & Dave

  4. Julie(Trogdon)Clayton on June 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Our hearts go out to you and your family. We will be praying for you in this difficult time.
    God Bless!

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