Robert (Bob) Charles Houston
October 2, 1945 - October 3, 2015
Robert (Bob) Charles Houston, age 70, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015. He was born October 2, 1945 in Glendale, California. Bob served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam as a Helicopter Gunship Pilot where he logged approximately 1,000 hours of combat time. As a result of his service he was awarded thirty-one Air Medals for acts of heroism and meritorious achievements. He is also a recipient of the Vietnam Combat Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation. After military service Bob worked both as a Police Sergeant in the Patrol Division and Helicopter Pilot with the Los Angeles Police Department. Following his retirement in law enforcement he moved to Arkansas and flew various aircraft in Corporate Aviation as well as helicopters for the Little Rock Police Department. He retired from flying in 2012. In retirement, he was involved with the Central Arkansas Shooter’s Association (CASA) and was serving as the organization’s President at the time of his passing.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Kay and Sam Houston and his brother, Richard Houston. Bob is survived by his wife, Sandra (Naron) Houston; daughters, Carolyn Cooney and Nicole Wagner; son-in-law, John Cooney; granddaughter, Jessie Rose Cooney; and nephew, Rick Houston.
Visitation will be held at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway in Little Rock on Thursday, October 8, 2015 between 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will also be at Roller-Chenal on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 A.M., with Brother Tom Mitchell officiating. Graveside burial will follow the funeral service and will be held at Pinecrest Memorial Park at 7401 Hwy 5 North in Alexander, AR.
The family would like to thank the wonderful family of friends that Bob shared his life with. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to a charity of the giver’s choice.
Our fall work day is this Saturday, October 10th. Please arrive and be ready to start by 9:00 AM. We’re planning a full day of activity which will start with general property/club/pavilion/prop shed/bay/vehicle cleanup, break for lunch (probably pizza so bring your own if you wish) and then get all the stages for the Fall Brawl set up. What to bring?? Here’s what we’ll need so bring any and all you have…….weed eaters, chain saw, leaf blowers, rakes, cordless drills, cordless skill saws…you know your club so bring anything you think will be handy. Be sure to include gloves and eye protection.
Each of us is required to work one work day per club year and this is your last chance to meet that obligation. Even if you made the spring work day (and we thank you if you did!!) this is YOUR club and everyone’s help to keep it in shape is still needed. The more hands we have, the easier the work and the sooner we finish.
Thanks in advance for your support of this great association.
It’s time to dust off your Steel Challenge guns and come on out to CASA for our monthly Steel Match. We will be starting the match at 1000 with sign in beginning at 0915. There will be 5 to 6 stages of fire requiring 125 to 150 rounds minimum to complete but we would suggest that you bring many more. Please be on time as all of the match administrators need to complete sign in and get ready for their own match. As always we hope to see you all on the range Saturday and good luck to you all.
Setup – Friday, September 11 at 0900 with final touches at 0700 Saturday
this is is posted to notify you that out September USPSA match has been rescheduled for Sunday August 30 at 0900. This was deemed necessary as there was a conflict with the 2015 Area 4 championship which will be held the weekend of September 4-6 in Texas. By moving our match to 8/30/15 we can have the match and give those Going to the Area 4 match another chance to shoot a practice match before going to Texas. We will be setting up the match on Saturday 8/29/15 beginning at 0800 and your help would be very appreciated. The match will be open for sign in at 0815 Sunday morning and the shooters meeting will start as close to 0900 as can be. Come on out and enjoy the match with us. We hope to see you on the range.