CHARLESTON - Bruce Douglas Housman, 58, died at 6 a.m. Jan. 26, 2004, at his home.
Born May 24, 1945, in the Deventer community of Mississippi County, son of the late Claude Walter and Marie Hutson Housman, he lived in Charleston most of his life and had attended the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand. He owned and operated Housman's Fish Market in Charleston until ill health forced his retirement. At that time, his son, Robert, took over, making it a third generation family business.
On Jan. 24, 1964, he married Betty Fay Rosson who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Carla Housman and Danny and Laurie Housman of Charleston and Robert and Michele Housman of Sikeston; one brother, Claude Walter Housman Jr. of Benton; four sisters, Kathryn Vinson of Shelby Township, Mich., Norma Faye Holt of Highland, Calif., Delma Jean Holt of Redlands, Calif., and Sharon Fernandez of Arlington, Ky.; and six grandchildren, Trinity Housman, Magen Housman, Ryan Housman, Brandon Housman, Braxton Housman and Victoria Miller.
Preceding him in death were one daughter, Linda Marie Housman Miller; and one brother, Albert Lee Housman.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McMikle Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Raymond Hannah of Farmington will officiate.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.