Joseph Howard McGrew

19 August, 19479 January, 2021

Joseph Howard McGrew passed away on January 9, 2021 in Houston, Texas. He was born August 19, 1947 to parents Walter and Blanche (Fisher) McGrew in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Debbie) McGrew; his son, Kevin Andrew McGrew and his fiancée, Ashley Poe. He is also survived by his sister, Carolyn Allison and husband, Bob, his brother, E.H. (Pete) Apffel and his wife Kathy; his cousin Vicki Mallett and granddaughters, Ellie McGrew and Brylee McGrew; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Howard McGrew, his mother, Blanche McGrew, and sister, Sarah McGrew. Joseph was employed by the City of Houston for 30 years. His hobby was raising homing pigeons for over 50 years.

Services for Joseph McGrew will be as follows - visitation on Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home on 1200 W. 34th Street, Houston, Texas. Burial will be at 11:00 am on January 18, 2021 at Woodlawn Cemetery located at 1101 Antoine Drive, Houston, Texas.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, 17 January , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, 18 January , 2021


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Kevin McGrew

January 15, 2021


I just want you to know that you will be missed and we all love you.
As you and I both know, you asked me to do one thing for you and I promise to make sure that happens.

Love you,

Kevin (K)

Bryan Muery

January 12, 2021

My sincere condolences to you. I was a coworker of Joe’s at the COH Traffic for many years. I am the son of Harper and Barbara Muery. I remember years ago how you and Joe were friends with my parents and how y’all spent time together with Rosie and Mary at their backyard Cantina. Anyway we lost our mom Barbara in 2003. Our dad Harper will be 92 in April and I am sending his condolences as well and will be letting him know of Joe’s passing. Many blessings from my family to you.

Bryan Muery