Michael DeWitt McCown
1945 - 2018
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Michael DeWitt McCown

Michael DeWitt McCown, age 72, died Friday, January 12th in Houston, Texas. Michael is survived by his loving wife Sue (nee Winkelmann) and his sister Kate (Buzz) Loeffler of Houston, and many nieces, nephews and adoring family. Mike was beloved by his cousins and extended family and he will be missed greatly.

Michael was born November 1, 1945 in West Columbia, Texas and grew up in Houston, but had strong ties to his Irish relatives in South Texas. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph H. McCown and Ada Magee McCown and his siblings, Bettye McCown Erhler, Joe McCown and Mary Ann McCown.

Michael was a graduate of St. Thomas High School and the University of Houston – Clear Lake. He was a proud Marine veteran. Michael loved family history, was an avid genealogist and enjoyed meeting relatives from all across the country.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church in San Patricio, with a Rosary to follow. A funeral mass will be held Monday, January 15th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's, with burial to follow in the adjacent cemetery.

Funeral services entrusted to Sawyer-George Funeral Home, Inc., 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. (361) 242-3205 Please visit our web site at www.sawyergeorgefuneralhome.com

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Published in Corpus-Christi Caller-Times on Jan. 14, 2018.
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May 7, 2019
Dear McCown family, I just learned last night of Cousin Michael passing away last year. I really enjoyed meeting you all and appreciated all of his kind help on the McCown family. Thinking of you, Lisa
Lisa McCown
January 16, 2018
Linda and Gary Singleton
January 14, 2018
January 14, 2018
Our deepest sympathies go out to Sue and all Mike's extended family. He was a wonderful friend. The early loss of his dear brother Joe, sisters Mary Ann and Betty took a great emotional and physical toll on him. He wanted only the best for Sue and talked with joy of times shared with Kate and her family, Mic, Sharon, and all his other nieces, nephews, and relatives. He had hoped to spend time restoring the historic cabin on the family property and documenting his family tree but time ran out all too soon. Mike served his country honorably in Vietnam and then continued to serve with the Marines for decades, making that long drive from Dickinson to Dallas monthly to report for duty. He enjoyed volunteering at the VFW calling bingo and helping other veterans. Mike will be deeply missed by those he touched.
Patti & Roy Kessmann
January 14, 2018
Mike and I have been genealogical cousins since we were teenagers and later we discovered how we shared our common McCown immigrant ancestors.

Now he can visit all his ancestors and get their stories first person.

I always enjoyed visiting with Mike and Sue talking and studying family tales.

Mike was a true friend and will be greatly missed
Mic Barnette
January 14, 2018
Mike and I chased McCowns at least since 1965, and never got all the answers. He was a great cousin and friend. My sincere sympathy to Sue and his many cousins. I am sorry I could not be there to express this in person. Love, Leonard & Marge McCown
Leonard McCown
January 13, 2018
I worked with Mike during the 80s and 90s. He was a very nice caring individual, a pleasure to be around. Sue, Jeannie and I send our condolences to you and Mike's extended family.
Robert Edmonds and Jeannie Tseng
Robert Edmonds
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