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Stephen Lawrence Houk
02/09/1955 - 09/04/2020
Obituary for Stephen Lawrence Houk
Stephen Lawrence Houk, born February 9, 1955 died peacefully with his family by his side on September 4, 2020 at OLOL Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge as a result of a vehicle accident. He was a native of Covington and long-time resident of Baton Rouge. Stephen will be remembered for his incredible talent as a piano player. He played with numerous talents including Louise Mandrell, The Judds, Van Broussard, Floyd Brown, and the Greg White Band, as well as many others. He was very well known among musicians and the musical community, both on a local and national level. For many years, Stephen also provided music for Sunday services at numerous local churches. Stephen operated his own successful piano tuning business and worked at both the LSU School of Music and for over 40 years at O’Neills Music House as a piano technician. Music was his life. Stephen was a hardworking, selfless person and brought joy to so many people with his music. Stephen was a loving father, brother, and friend. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lurlean M. Houk and father, Preston T. Houk, Sr. of Covington, and his beloved dog, Lily. He is survived by his two daughters, Christina Cummings and husband, Daniel of Chattanooga, TN, Lauren Houk and partner, Gabriel Cook of Addis. He also leaves behind his four siblings, Preston T. Houk, Jr. Charles Houk and Paul Houk of Covington, and his sister, Laurie H. Aydell of Baton Rouge. Stephen was grandfather to seven loving grandchildren: Elizabeth, Matthew, Angelina, Zachary, Ty’Asia, Taelyn, and Gage, plus numerous nephews, a niece, cousins, and friends. Many thanks to the nurses and doctors at OLOL Trauma Team for their care and support. You may leave any memories of Steve online at www.sealefuneral.com. Stephen will be missed by many and neve forgotten. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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