Mack E. McGowan Jr.

Mack E. McGowan, Jr.

Chesapeake - Mack Eldridge McGowan, Jr., 85, passed away on February 13, 2014. A native of Creswell, NC, he was the son of the late Mack E. McGown, Sr. and Ethel Ambrose McGowan. He retired from Colonna Shipyard as a paint foreman and was an avid coon hunter.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Phelps McGowan; two daughters, Jacquelyn Yost (Jerry ) and Regina Bray; a granddaughter, Andrea Y. Edy (Brian); a great-granddaughter, Jackson Lee Yost Beasley; and five sisters, Ruby Furlough, Marquita Furlough, Sarah Lyons, Jeneille Swain and Epp Holton. He was predeceased by a son, Dale Allan Phelps McGowan and two brothers, Charles and Bryan.

A funeral service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. in Philippi Church of Christ, Creswell, NC with Rev. John Keane officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, Chesapeake on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Please visit his Book of Memories at to share a note with the family.

Funeral Home

Graham Funeral Home
1112 Kempsville Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 382-7747

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 16, 2014