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Edward Joseph McGowan

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Edward Joseph McGowan

Dixie, LA - Edward Joseph McGowan (Peepaw), age 88 of Dixie, LA passed away peacefully following a brief illness on May 2, 2018 in Shreveport, LA. Visitation, followed by a Rosary, will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10 a.m., with Father Joseph Martina officiating.

Ed McGowan was born in Shreveport to Thurman and Marie McGowan on January 6, 1930. He attended Fair Park High School and graduated in 1946. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a welder by trade and founded Dixie Weld Fab, Inc. in 1973. He was very active in his church and a member of the Knights of Columbus #1108. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Peter, sister Margaret Bowers, son-in-law Dan Moreman and great granddaughter Jovie Brazzel. Ed is survived by his wife of 68 years, Martha Sue Parker McGowan, children Dyna and husband Jerry Sibert of Belcher, Patti Moreman of Bossier City, Mike and wife Charlene McGowan of Belcher, Danny and wife Laurie McGowan of Blanchard, Lisa and husband John McElligott of Knoxville, TN, Mark McGowan of El Paso, TX, 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Ed loved the Lord, his family and his Church. He was an excellent example of a Godly man. He and Sue took in those who needed a home, gave jobs to those who needed jobs and taught others by example. He worked hard, fought for what he felt was right and lived by his convictions. Peepaw will be missed by so many who loved and admired him. His legacy will live on in those he left behind. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorials be made to in Memphis, TN.
Published in Shreveport Times from May 5 to May 7, 2018
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