TERRE HAUTE —
Clarence “Jr.” Houser, 61, of Spencer, passed away at IU Health Hospital Bloomington on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. He was born on Aug. 24, 1951, in Terre Haute, to Clarence and Ivis (Delp) Houser. Clarence was a 1969 graduate of Patricksburg High School. He worked 21 years at Wabash Fiber Box in Terre Haute and most recently was employed at Hometown IGA in Ellettsville as well as the director of outreach missions at Life Church in Bloomington.
His passion was mission work, serving in such places as the Philippines, Fiji and Russia. He was a member of Life Church, MFI and was the founder of the Rock Church in Monroe County.
Mr. Houser is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sue (Bullerdick) Houser; daughter, Christy (Jay) Norton of Spencer; son, Jeffery (Julie) Houser of Spencer; brother, Rick (Jan) Houser of Clay City; six grandchildren, Joshua, Danny, Jacob, Preston, Tyler and Annie; and a great-granddaughter, Aryana. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2013, at Life Church, 3575 N. Prow Road., in Bloomington. Pastors Phil Amandola and Mike Carter will officiate. Burial will follow at Wilkerson Cemetery in Poland. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Life Church for mission outreach. West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, in Spencer, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at: