Edward Stephen Houston, age 65, of Milbank, SD formerly of LaFollette passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022. Preceded in death by Father: Jim Houston, Brothers: Curtis Houston, Miguel Houston, and Ryan Lee Shepard, Grandson: Blaine Rideaux. Stephen received a BS and MS in Criminal Justice and was a former law enforcement officer and retired as a Naval Officer in the US Navy. Before he retired, he worked at MACV where he worked fiercely to assist veterans with their benefits. He also loved to share the gospel of Jesus with friends and family on a daily basis.

Survived by:

Loving Wife: Rita Houston

Daughters: Jalene (Terry), Christal, Jessica, Brooklyn (Tommy)

Sons: Stephen (Shena), Anthony (Cassidy)

Stepsons: Christopher (Sherry), Brian (Jody)

Mother: Betty Shepard

Brother: Andre Houston

Sisters: Kimberly (Tina), Ingrid (Lynn), and Millette (Archie)

Half-Siblings: Ruby, Jeannie, Valerie, and Jimmy

Special Brother-in-Law: Erskine Hicks

Special Nephew: Kiki (Andrea)

A host of loving nephews, nieces, and grandchildren that he adored.

Brothers and Sisters-in-law from North Dakota and Special Mother-In-Law Lois Kady.

The family will receive friends 1:00-2:00 PM Sunday, June 19 at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM in Cross-Smith Chapel, Rev. Archie Smart officiating. Interment to follow service at Campbell Memorial Gardens with Military Honors given by Campbell County Honor Guard. The family requested that masks be worn.

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home