MITCHELL – Conrad Jay Houchin, 76, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Born June 1, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Clyde Ray and Helen Irene (Simpson) Houchin.
Conrad was a 1965 graduate of Mitchell High School. He was self-employed as a handyman. Conrad was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250. He was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club and enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting; especially with his grandchildren. He was well known for the candy he made at Christmas.
Surviving are his children, Jennifer Gerkin of Mitchell and Jason (Callie) Houchin of Ellettsville; grandchildren, Gage Webster, ValarieAnne Gerkin, Seth Houchin, and Olivia McPherson; siblings, Sandra Kay (Russ) Enfield of Elkhart, Donna Fay Graves of Mitchell, Richard Lee Houchin of Mitchell, and Paul Wayne Houchin.
His parents; grandson, Allen Jay Houchin; and siblings, Ronald Ray Houchin, Sharmaine Louise Sneed and Peggy Joyce Froman, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.