ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jim Houpe, 68 years old, born on March 25, 1953, and passed away on April 29, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Ca Trinna Houp on May 12, 2021
Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers . Jimmy will be missed . Love Ca Trinna , Bobby , Braxxton , Blake & Briella .
Posted by Clifford Houpe on May 8, 2021
You have always been my dad and best friend a person to look up on how to be a father thank you all my life lessons being who I am today for my wife, kids and my grandkids. I will forever owe to you I love you daddy enjoy your time with noa I’ll see you again someday and I’ll share stories of my kids and grandkids with you. All that matters now is your in perfect health and pain free. I love you daddy and I miss you more than you know bye for now daddy.
Posted by Lisa Jackson on May 7, 2021
I will miss you forever Big Brother ❤ you & I are the middle kids , you are the middle of our brothers & I'm the middle of our sisters .. I will always remember talking to you on the phone several times a day before you got really sick.. Thank you for your sound advice on things that I needed advice on ❤99 percent of the time I took your advice I will always remember the time you squirted warm cow milk in my mouth as your were milking cows on Granddaddy & Granny's farm in Kentucky when I was 7 yrs old ,even though i threw up ,you laughed & i cried ..Fun times on the farm as kids !!I Love you forever ❤
Posted by Brendon Crothers on May 6, 2021
Thank you, you were the best grandpa I could ask for. I love you papaw punkin.
Posted by Kelly Chappina on May 5, 2021
Thank you Daddy’O for your unconditional love.
Posted by Samantha Houpe on May 5, 2021
Forever and Always my Troubadour ❤
Our children are our greatest gift to one another. Thanks for our years.
I Love you. Love me -Kathi

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Posted by Ca Trinna Houp on May 12, 2021
Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers . Jimmy will be missed . Love Ca Trinna , Bobby , Braxxton , Blake & Briella .
Posted by Clifford Houpe on May 8, 2021
You have always been my dad and best friend a person to look up on how to be a father thank you all my life lessons being who I am today for my wife, kids and my grandkids. I will forever owe to you I love you daddy enjoy your time with noa I’ll see you again someday and I’ll share stories of my kids and grandkids with you. All that matters now is your in perfect health and pain free. I love you daddy and I miss you more than you know bye for now daddy.
Posted by Lisa Jackson on May 7, 2021
I will miss you forever Big Brother ❤ you & I are the middle kids , you are the middle of our brothers & I'm the middle of our sisters .. I will always remember talking to you on the phone several times a day before you got really sick.. Thank you for your sound advice on things that I needed advice on ❤99 percent of the time I took your advice I will always remember the time you squirted warm cow milk in my mouth as your were milking cows on Granddaddy & Granny's farm in Kentucky when I was 7 yrs old ,even though i threw up ,you laughed & i cried ..Fun times on the farm as kids !!I Love you forever ❤
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Obituary

Jimmy Wayne Houpe was born on March 25, 1953 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to the late Edmund Houp Sr. and Rosemary West Houp. He was one of six children. On April 29, 2021 he made his long awaited journey to his dove in the sky, joyfully greeted by his daughter Chenoa, the ache he had carried all those years vanished.
Growing up, Jimmy enjoyed spending summers with his grandparents, his late uncle Clifford and his late aunt June. He told his children of his pet raccoon that would come to his bedroom window, which is funny because he wasn't big on animals.
As a teenager Jimmy learned to play guitar, he was hooked. His passion for playing and music in general stayed with him to the very end. It brought his family joy and comfort to hear him play. He wrote numerous songs throughout his life, he enjoyed performing them for his family.

In 1972 Jimmy joined the United States Army until his honorable discharge in 1974 due to health issues. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Marksman Badge M-16, and the Expert Badge with Hand Grenade.
On July 14, 1973 Jimmy married his first wife Bonny Lamb Houpe. Of this marriage they were blessed with two children, his late daughter Chenoa, his red headed firecracker, and Clifford, his little mini-me. Jimmy and Bonny remained married for eight years.
On August 30, 1985 Jimmy married Kathi Lewis Houpe. Kathi blessed him with two more children from a previous marriage, Kelly and Kasey. To Kelly he was Daddy'O and to Kasey he will forever be Walter. He never saw them as anything but his. Within a few years of their marriage they were blessed with two more bundles of joy, their daughters Samantha and Reba. He always did everything he could to make Christmas the most special time of year, even writing his own Christmas songs.
Jimmy's children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the light of his life, nothing made him happier or more proud. He'd snub his nose up if Kathi were mentioned in that last statement, but nothing was ever more true, he loved his wife immensely. She was his little miss honky tonk pain in the butt and he was her Troubadour.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his daughter Chenoa Juanita Houpe, his brother Paul Hope, grandparents Virgil and Christine Houp, his uncle Clifford Wayne Houp, and his Aunt Patsy "June" Webb.
Jimmy is survived by his wife Kathi Houpe of almost 36 years. Two sons Kelly Chappina and Clifford Houpe(Amber). Three daughters Kasey Chappina(Chris Gault), Samantha Houpe(Travis Burgan), and Reba Houpe(Samuel Combs). Nine grandsons; Kurt Buchanan(Amanda Perry), Samuel Buchanan, Braeden Houpe, Conner Fey, Brendon Crothers, Jacob Houpe, Lucas Crothers, Zarius Gault, and Azrael Combs. Six granddaughters; Emily Boals(Jacob), Sophie Houpe, Aleana Fisher, Kaeley Crothers, Khloe Crothers, and Zyann Gault. Six great grandchildren; Lydia and Lola Smith, Ana and Jon Buchanan, and Lilli and Jaxon Boals. His mother Rosemary West Houp. One brother, Ed Houpe Jr. Three sisters, Connie Keel(Larry), Lisa Jackson(Robert), and Vicki Patrick. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
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