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Fred Houston

Post by tman1913 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:07 pm

Fred Houston passed away this afternoon. The hobby has lost another good Model T guy.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by HornsRus » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:11 pm

he was the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! charley


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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:24 pm

Always sad. I understand he had not been well for quite some time? MY condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:26 pm

Wow! He was an institution all by himself. So sad to loose another.
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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Chad_Marcheese » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:39 pm

Rich Eagle wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Wow! He was an institution all by himself. So sad to loose another.
Rich Eagle
Absolutely. Never met him, but I watched those videos he did when I first got into this stuff and read many many things over the years from him. Such a sad loss for one of the greats in the hobby.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by DLodge » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:55 pm

Had heard about Fred for a long time. Finally met him on the 2005 Hillbilly Tour, based in Broken Arrow. Indeed a huge loss to the Model T world.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Mike Lebsack-Iowa » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:06 pm

Fred was totally a great T officianado. Always willing to share lots of T experience and a great listener, even when my questions were a little on the ignorant side. A friend of mine has his Indian motorcycle and side car and it is safe and sound with a fellow who appreciates it as much as Fred did, I will miss Fred.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:13 pm

Never had the opportunity to meet the man, but his name speaks volume. A lost, but we must continue in his name and pass what we know.

God Speed!

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Mark Gregush » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:27 pm

A sad loss indeed.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by George N Lake Ozark » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:41 pm

Sad. :o :cry: :cry:


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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Moxie26 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:45 pm

Mike Bender: Thank you for letting us know of Fred's passing. Even though there will be those who cannot attend the services, please post the services here for everyone when completed by the family. I only had contact with Fred a few months in 1999 when we spoke of rebuilding the transmission in our '26 Runabout, which was done by him, and possibly with your help Mike at the Model T Garage. We will keep him in our prayers along with his family.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by KeithG » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:58 pm

Fred was a great asset for our Model T hobby and he will be missed. May he rest in peace. My sympathy to Fred's entire family.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by John Warren » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:33 pm

Sorry to hear about Fred. Another person that I would like to have met. I hope to get out on more activities so I can meet more of you all. Condolences to the family.
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Re: Fred Houston

Post by MWalker » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:14 pm

I am so sorry to hear this, even though I have known for some time that Fred's health was deteriorating. Fred was a Past President of the MTFCA, a Rosenthal Award winner, and a good friend. He was always eager to help a fellow Model T'er in any way he could. This is a great loss to our community.


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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Aarongriffey » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:36 pm

I met Fred when he came to California when he was inducted into the Model T Speedster Hall of Fame.
I read things he wrote with great interest.
May he Rest In Peace.


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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Dollisdad » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:28 pm

So sorry to hear of Freds passing . My condolences to his family.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by TFan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:20 am

Sorry to hear of Fred's passing I always enjoyed his posts on the forum He most certainly will be missed. Jim
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Re: Fred Houston

Post by George N Lake Ozark » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:49 am

R I P Fred.


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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Trentb » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:51 am

We are diminished.

Respectfully submitted,

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by KWTownsend » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:25 am

My condolences go to his family.
Fred was a great guy.
Fortunately some of his Model T knowledge and wisdom will live on for future generations through his videos.

-Keith

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by GEmering » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:44 am

Sending out prayers to Fred's family.
Hopefully we will meet some day in that Model T garage in the sky.
RIP

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by JacolbEdwards » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:43 pm

My condolences to the Houston family, my thoughts and prayers are with you


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Re: Fred Houston

Post by George Andreasen » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:01 pm

I didn't know Fred, but am sorry to hear of such a loss to our hobby. Would it be appropriate to suggest that his contributions be made available in the form of his posts? You know, anything that he contributed put into an accessible format for others in the future.


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Re: Fred Houston

Post by StanHowe » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:35 pm

He was a good one. Enjoyed every minute I ever spent with him.


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Re: Fred Houston

Post by SurfCityGene » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:09 pm

My Sincere Condolences to his family. We did many tours with him. A great lost to our hobby.
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Re: Fred Houston

Post by richc » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:51 pm

I’m very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing and I expend my deepest condolences to his family. Fred was my first mentor when I entered the Model T hobby and I will miss him.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by sweet23 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:38 pm

Sorry to hear that. R.I.P. Fred

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by FreighTer Jim » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:22 am

If you visit the MTFCA Museum In Richmond ....

The plane that hangs from the ceiling was donated by the Houston Family - one of several generous donations made.

I met Bill Houston last Summer.

I never had the chance to meet his father Fred or his mother - Bill had his hands full running the family storage business and taking care of his parents.

A Good Son.

We need to pay due respect - honor - gratitude while
Legends are still among us.

FJ


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Re: Fred Houston

Post by R.V.Anderson » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:08 pm

Perhaps not unexpected but very sad to hear. Fred was one of the greats. Heartfelt condolences to the Houston family.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by KirkieP » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:34 pm

I was talking with Mike Bender who was sitting with Fred at the Centennial. Fred conversed with me liked we had known each other for years even though we had just met.

My prayers are with the family.
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Re: Fred Houston

Post by paulmikeska » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:12 pm

I an so sad to here this. I agree with Trent Boggess. "We are diminished." I was lucky enough to have known Fred for many years, gone on tours he attended and/or organized and visited with him in his shop many times. My condolences to his family.

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Re: Fred Houston

Post by TWrenn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:00 am

RIP...prayers go out to the family.. Hate to hear of anyone in this group passing. Life is so short, enjoy it, respect it.


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Re: Fred Houston

Post by Scott_Conger » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:48 pm

Never met the man, but his knowledge, accomplishments were many, and you could always take his advice to the bank. I agree with Trent's assessment. Wishing comfort for his family.
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