1979 – 2014

CARTHAGE — Kermit “Reggie” Houghton III, 34, of Carthage, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 26, at his home.

He was born in Rumford on Nov. 21, 1979, a son of Kermit Reginald Houghton Jr. and Sandra Carson. Reggie attended local schools, graduating from Dirigo High School in Dixfield in 1998.

Reggie worked at Hancock Lumber and most recently at Irving Forest Products in Dixfield.

He was passionate about the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish, snowmobile, go four-wheeling, stock-car racing and tinkering on anything he could get his hands on.

Reggie is survived by his daughter, Regina Morgan Houghton, of Oakland; his mother, Sandra Carson, of Lower Burrell, Pa.; his father, Kermit R. Houghton Jr., of Canton; his brothers, Ray Freiermuth and his wife, Lisa, of Lindenhurst, N.Y., and Christopher Berka of Cheswick, Pa.; a stepsister, Beth Collins and her companion, Melvin Knox, of Carthage; maternal grandmother, Mary “Betty” Houghton and her husband, Emerald, of Carthage; paternal stepgrandmother, Emily Houghton, of Dixfield; nephew and niece, Thomas and Taylor Freiermuth; step-nephew, Spencer Knox; and aunts and uncles, Rhonda Storer, Marlene Bradbury, Robert Carson and John Carson Jr.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Kermit and Thelma Houghton; maternal grandfather, John Carson; and aunts, Charlotte Allshouse and Jo Ann Walker.

Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with his family on his tribute wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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