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Roaul "Sam" Houston, 1947-2021


Last updated 2/17/2021 at 12:08pm

Roaul D. "Sam" Houston, 73, of Lake Wales passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at Winter Haven Hospital.

He was born July 20, 1947 in Lake Wales to the late Florizel and Latrelle Houston and was a lifelong Polk and Hillsborough County resident. Sam was a retired Supply Supervisor for GTE telephone company and attended the First Baptist Church of Lake Wales. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Bigelow. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, was a Tampa Bay fan and Florida State University fan that bled garnet and gold.

Sam is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janice W. Houston; sons, Br...

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