Maynard Lee Houston
Maynard Lee Houston, 69, of Odessa passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 in Odessa.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 10:00 AM Friday, March 30, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, 201 NE 2nd Street, in Andrews with Marshall Harrison officiating. Graveside services will be at 5:00 PM Friday at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Sanderson with Rev. Ken Norris officiating. The Sanderson Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers in Sanderson. Visitation will be from 9 AM – 9 PM Wednesday and Thursday, and the family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 – 8 PM at McNett Funeral Home. Please celebrate his life by visiting www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.
Maynard was born on August 23, 1948 in Lovington, New Mexico to Dan Emmanuel Houston and Thelma Hill Houston. His parents were long time ranchers in Andrews, Midland, Odessa, and New Mexico for the Scharbauer Cattle Company and 5 Wells Ranch. He was raised in Andrews since 1954 and helped work the ranches growing up. He graduated from Andrews High School in 1966, where he was a two-time state qualifier in swimming. He had attended Angelo State College in San Angelo for a couple of years. He enjoyed calf and team roping in his younger days. He had worked for Halliburton, Inc. in Andrews until he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He returned home and married Donna Kay James on August 14, 1971 in Andrews. He had worked for Amoco for many years and retired as a production foreman. He had also worked for Tejas Trucking, Ag Horn Energy, and for his brother, Norman, at Houston, Inc. He was an avid supporter of his son and the Andrews 4-H. He enjoyed hunting and reminiscing about the old days and telling stories. Maynard and Donna moved to Odessa in 2008. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Andrews and was preceded in death by his parents.
Maynard is survived by his wife, Donna Kay Houston of Odessa, 1 son, Clay W. Houston and wife, Judy, of Sanderson, 1 brother, Norman Houston of Midland, 3 grandchildren, Trevin, Madison, and Kolby Houston of Sanderson, and his dog, Rodeo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the West Texas Boys Ranch at www.wtbr.org.