HOWE, Texas - John Wesley McDonough, 19, of Howe, Texas was called to his Heavenly home on Friday, April 26, 2013, as a result of a car accident.
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John was born October 6, 1993 in Sherman to Joey Blair and JoAnn French McDonough. He was born again and followed through in believer's baptism, June 4, 2005.
John was a senior at Howe High School. He was a beloved member of King's Trail Cowboy Church, where he was a helper in the youth ministry, leader of the youth band and a bass guitar player for the KTCC band. He was a vocalist and rhythm guitar player for a Christian Metalcore/Hardcore band named Saints Can Lie, along with his good friends Bryce Garland, Hunter Shaw, and Jake Shaw. He had a natural talent and passion for playing the guitar and used this as his ministry to serve God.
After graduation, John planned to go to work for Collin County Detention Facility until he was eligible to attend Police academy. His goal was to become a Deputy Sherriff.
He is survived by his parents, Joey and Olivia McDonough of Howe; mother, JoAnn Scott of Sherman; brothers: TJ Cunningham of Westminster, and Levi Stone McDonough of the home; sister, Bailey Grace McDonough of the home; grandparents: PawPaw and Nana, Dean and Judy McDonough of Howe, Grandma Margie and Papa Terry Humphries of Westminster, Paw, Bobby French of Tenaha, Mamie and Papa, Barbara and Doyle Burk of Van Alstyne, Papaw Tom and Mamaw Dianne Stone of Perryville, Ark.; great-grandmothers, Ma, Mary Blair of Van Alstyne, Tiny Reatherford of Sherman, and Beverly French of Lubbock; uncles and aunts, Jeremy McDonough of Sherman, Janna and Theron Whitley of Van Alstyne, Gerald Dobbins of Sherman, Gary Dobbins of Sherman, Eric and Jamie Stone of Perryville, Ark., Jacob and Jaime Garrett of Vilonia, Ark., and Amy and Rick Wyles of Houston, Ark.; numerous cousins, extended family, and close friends.
John was predeceased by brother, Dusty Scott; great-grandfathers, John Wesley Blair (his namesake), Vernon Samuel McDonough, Johnny French and DH Reatherford; and great-grandmother, Lily Adeline McDonough.
A memorial tribute was held Sunday, April 28, 2013 at KTCC. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday April 30, 2013 at King's Trail Cowboy Church, 498 Bethel-Cannon Rd, Whitewright, TX. Officiating: Pastor Jason Norton. Pallbearers are Jeremy McDonough, Theron Whitley, Eric Stone, Everett Barnhill, Wes Robertson and Roy Layman. Honorary Pallbearers: TJ Cunningham, Bryce Garland, Hunter Shaw, Jake Shaw, and Nick Caro.
Memorials can be made in John's name at Texas Star Bank. John will lie in State from 9 a.m., Monday until noon, Tuesday at Scoggins Funeral Home 415 S. Collins Freeway, Howe, TX 903-532-5577. Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home-Howe. You may sign the online guest book at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2013