Raymond R. Houle Sr. - Lincoln

Raymond R. Houle Sr. - Lincoln

Raymond R. Houle Sr., 80, of Lincoln, R.I., and Naples, Fla., died April 4, 2013, at Greenville Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Smithfield.

He was the husband of Jeannette (Gervais) Houle and the late Ruth M. (Turcotte) Houle. Born in Nasonville, he was the son of the late Oliver and Adeline (Godard) Houle.

He was the president of Precision Products in North Smithfield for 40 years before retiring in 2005. Ray served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, was on the Woonsocket City Planning Board, and was a former City Council candidate.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church and previously had served on the Holy Family Church Parish Council and on the Pelican Lake board of directors in Naples.

Besides his wife Jeannette, he is survived by his five children, Raymond Houle Jr. and his wife Debra of South Kingstown, Ronald Houle and Robert Houle, both of North Smithfield, Richard Houle of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Renay Houle of Warwick; eight grandchildren, Julie, Brian, Lauren, Michelle, Tara and Robbie Houle, Nicole Paliotti and Alexandra Jordan; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Sydney Paliotti; and three stepchildren, Michael, Michelle and Derek Jordan.

His funeral will be held Monday, April 8, 2013, at 9 a.m. from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church St., Slatersville. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, West Wrentham Rd., Cumberland. Calling hours are Sunday from 4 - 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Health Services, Inc. 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30339.