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Harold Houser

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Harold Leroy “Lee” Houser, 77, of Belleville, born July 6, 1938, in Centralia, died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Houser retired as a department manager for Sears, Roebuck, and Co. He attended Garden Heights Baptist Church in Belleville for many years. Lee was a member of the Belleville News-Democrat Advisory Board and an avid supporter of the Belleville East High School Band Program. He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves for 29 years.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Harold F. and Viola K., nee Sensel, Houser.

Lee is survived by cousins. He will be missed by the many

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    Survivors include: sons, Delbert “Glenn” Nail of New Minden, James Dennis Nail and wife Cindy of Franklin, Ohio, Stephen Douglas

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