Edward Joseph McGowan
1930 - 2018
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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 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

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Published in Shreveport Times from May 5 to May 7, 2018.
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May 7, 2018
I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Ed. I love you Aunt Sue. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kelli Phillips-Tisdale
May 7, 2018
I am very sorry for your family's loss. I have many fond memories of when Sue and Ed would come to our house to visit my mom and dad. There was always story telling and a lot of laughter.
Stacey Doughty Dancy
May 7, 2018
Mark and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers.
Hollie Hawkins-Rougeau
May 7, 2018
Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with all your family.

Charlie Davis, Sr. and Family
Charlie Davis, Sr.
May 7, 2018
My condolences to the family, may the words at 1Peter5:7 comfort you in knowing that GOD really does care about you at this most difficult time.
May 6, 2018
My thoughts and prayers to Danny, Laurie, and the entire McGowan Family.
Gary Burt
May 6, 2018
The Final Salute

Brothers in Arms, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged Hand Salutes as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This Hand Salute is the last that we shall render to Edward Joseph McGowan our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ed. To Ed it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Ed, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 961 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 177 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ed's family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Charles Livingston, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
May 5, 2018
Danny Laurie Matt and family. Pete and I are so sorry. Kevin always talked about Peepaw and loved spending time at their home. My thoughts are with you. All of Matt's family was like a second family and home to Kevin. Your in my prayers
Susan Houston
May 5, 2018
Mr. McGowan was such a wonderful man. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. My love and prayers for your entire family during this time.
Michelle Witkowski
May 5, 2018
My sympathy and prayers to the McGowans and entire extended family. Such a great man will be dearly missed for many days to come! - Ruth Burdges
Ruth Burdges
May 5, 2018
Mr. McGowan was a great man and a testament to how all men should live their lives. He was a Christian, hard-working, family loving man and that life style is evident by the great family that he raised. The McGowans, Moremans, Roes and all the families that have ties to Mr. McGowan are wonderful people and we will keep you all in our prayers.
Ben Raymond
May 5, 2018
My condolences to the McGowan family. Losing someone in death is so painful. But we look forward to a time when we can see the loved ones we have lost again. Here is a comforting thought found at 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14.

KR, Arizona
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