Mr. Joseph Cannon McGovern Jr.

November 8, 1931January 10, 2014
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Joseph Cannon McGovern, Jr., age 82, died Friday, January 10, 2014 in Webster, TX. Services will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont, TX with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. McGovern was born in Jasper, TX on November 8, 1931 to Joseph Cannon McGovern, Sr. and Irene Dell Wiggins McGovern. He moved to Beaumont, TX and resided in South Park until moving to Friendswood in 2011. Joe enlisted in the Navy after attending South Park High School and served during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return home he became a pipefitter and was active in the Local 195. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe & Irene and his brothers John & Jimmy. Joe leaves behind one daughter, Ginger Lee Brown and her husband Michael Glenn of Friendswood, TX. “PawPaw” leaves behind two grandsons; Derrick Alan Brown and his wife Emily of Pearland and Craig Michael Brown and his wife Laura of Friendswood. One granddaughter, Paula Jo Brown of Houston. “PawPaw” was also blessed with four great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2014

Mr. Joseph Cannon McGovern Jr.

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Donna Williams

January 16, 2014

I had the pleasure of taking care of Mr. Joe for the past couple of years as his home health nurse. Mr. Joe always had a smile on his face and a kind word. He will truly be missed...

George Solleder

January 14, 2014

Ginger, et al; I was so sorry to hear of your family's loss. You have my deepest sympathies.

Annette Jo Altman

January 13, 2014

I was close to Joe as a child, but as I got older and married I moved to another state, We lost touch, except when my mother Pauline Vaughn or Shirley Benscother(my sister) informed me of his health and well being, He was a wonderful cousin, My love goes out to all his children, He will be missed. I live in Holley Florida

Lori Cole

January 13, 2014

I offer my condolences to Joe's family. May the LORD fill you with His peace and comfort you with His unfailing love. Joe was welcoming to my mom when she moved to the retirement community where he lived. They became friends. I was glad to know him. Joe, you are free from physical pain and disease, and you are in the presence of Jesus. I'll see you in heaven. Until then, Lorraine and I will miss you... Lori C (Friendswood, TX)