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Mr. Houston McTear

Obituary for Mr. Houston McTear

February 12, 1957 - November 1, 2015
Baker, Florida | Age 58


Houston McTear age 58 of Stockholm, Sweden, formally of Baker, Florida passed away on November 01, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11 a.m. at Beulah #1 Missionary Baptist Church located at 1975 Hwy 90W Milligan, Florida. Born, February 12, 1957, Houston was an American sprinter, who emerged from desperate poverty in the Florida Panhandle to become an international track star in the mid 1970's. While in high school he won state titles in the 100 and 200 yards four times, the only Florida high school athlete to ever do so. He was the 1975 High School Athlete of the Year. McTear rated in the top 10 in the 100 meters for the United States from 1975-1980, but he was stronger at shorter distances. His 1978 world record in the 60 meters stood up until it was broken in 1986 by Ben Johnson. McTear has three children and is married to the Swedish sprinter Linda Haglund. He was the owner of a sports consulting business. Information provided by McKinnie Funeral Home Crestview.

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