Joseph William Magnusson

October 30, 1946February 7, 2021

Joseph William Magnusson, 74, of Flower Mound, Texas, went to be with Jesus on February 7, 2021. Joe was born on October 30, 1946 and served in the United States Navy as an electrical engineer aboard ship during the Vietnam War. As a Veteran, he was a very patriotic man who proudly displayed the American Flag throughout his home.

Joe grew up with seven sisters and a brother and was a born again Christian who attended Countryside Bible Church in Southlake Texas with his wife of 44 years Carol Magnusson. Joe was “Super Dad” to daughters, Sara Thomas & husband Scott and Laurie Cuchens & husband Billy. His greatest joy was as a Pop-Pop to Samantha, Seth, and Sela Thomas and Grandpa to Isaac, Vivianna, Jayden, & Jasmine Cuchens.

Joe made his living as a Computer Programmer until his retirement. He was a NASA enthusiast who loved to keep up with the launches and astronauts in orbit. Joe loved all things electronic and could fix anything! He enjoyed his Ham Radio Operators group, Star Trek re-runs and was one of the first to own an electric car.

He will be laid to rest with Military Honors at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on February 26, 2021. He will be greatly missed, but he was very ready to receive his Lord and his family knows his soul lives on in Heaven for Eternity. “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12

A Celebration of Life reception will be held in his honor at a later time.

The family would be overjoyed if you would please leave a message with memories & pictures of him on this Memorial site through the "Share a Memory" link below. These will be printed in keepsake books for his wife and daughters.


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Emily (Magnusson) Jordan

February 16, 2021

This is Emily (Bill's daughter--Uncle Jo's brother) I remember my Uncle Jo and Aunt Carol as being the neatest people and though we have lost touch over the years I often say a prayer for them and all my Magnusson Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. To Sara and Laurie--you are so blessed to have had such a wonderful dad and to have gained all that he taught you. I remember running around your house when we were little and playing with the intercom and thinking Uncle Jo was the smartest w all his computer and tech savviness.
Prayers of peace and comfort to you all. Life brings many sorrows but isn't it grand that we have a God who gives us peace in the midst of a storm and who wraps us in His loving arms and comforts us and brings Joy.
John 11:25,26 " I am the resurrection and the life...."
John 14:27 "My Peace I give to you..."
Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear for I am with you: Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you ... I will uphold you."
Chris and Emily (Magnusson) Jordan and kiddos.
Here for a chat anytime 443-540-4960
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Cindy Schoeller

February 14, 2021

I met Joe and Carol at a home childcare conference many moons ago. He was the neatest guy, and he was quick to tell me he taught science to the kids at their childcare. I’ll never forget how his eyes would light up when he would talk about how the kids loved to learn about how things worked. Reading his obituary was like a “duh” moment for me that he loved science so much! Joe was a kind soul and always happy to see you. Everybody loved Joe. I’m blessed to have known him✝️. I was so sad to learn he was sick when I first heard the news. We prayed for healing, but that was not the will of our Father. I can see him now talking to Jesus about all things related to space. Rest In Peace, good and faithful servant until we meet again. May Jesus comfort your sweet family during this difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏

Shella Turner

February 13, 2021

We started celebrating thanksgiving together a few years ago. Joe and his wife always brought the ham always delicious. His daughter Sara and my daughter Sandra married brother’s.
With me they are family and always will be. Sara, Scott and kids rest of the family . I love each one of you. May God be with you all thru this time. Praying for comfort for you all.

Scott Carpus

February 12, 2021

Joe was a great neighbor for close to 5 years. He always liked to tinker with things and was a proud Veteran who served his country with great honor and pride. If you need something like a ladder or a tool, he was ready to lend a hand of help. Both Carol and Joe were great neighbors, and we had a lot of Coffee and little candies.

He loved listening to Casting Crowns and other Christian music and classic hymns.

Well done - Good and Faithful Servant!

Scott & Family

Linda Javor

February 11, 2021

Joe Joe what can I say to express what an honor and blessing you have been to me and our family? You’ve been my friend, Uber passenger ( inside joke), jokester, confidant, not to mention my best friends husband. You used to jokingly call me your second wife since I was always over there! I loved living next door to you and Carol. I loved to cook for you spaghetti and meatballs, meatloaf, Steaks, salmon and BBQ. So many great snd not so great memories. Who will I have fix all my electrical stuff? I miss you and promise to take care of Carol! Love you! Thanks for your service!!

Suzanne Paz

February 11, 2021

I am the daughter of Uncle Joe's sister, Stephanie. I still have the fan he sent me as a child, while he was stationed overseas. While I was staying with Uncle Joe and Carol as a teen, I had the honor of driving Carol to the hospital while in active labor for her 1st child. I remember feeling so honored. Thank you Uncle Joe for being so kind to me and my sisters. Rest in the Lords peace.
Hugs to his kids and Carol. 💙💜

Christi Duby

February 11, 2021

Uncle Joe, I am your sister Della's daughter. I met you a long time ago when I was about 10. We had picked you up from the airport. You had just flown in from Japan. You were wearing your Navy uniform and had a really long beard. You spent the night at our house and the next morning after breakfast you asked "Does anyone notice anything?". After we all looked around not noticing anything, you pointed to your shaved chin. So funny. To your family I send my condolences. I know Mickey, Mom and You are reunited once again.


February 10, 2021

I Remember back in the 80's . . . when Joe and Carol came to Yaggi Drive, Flower Mound, Texas to be our neighbors. Got to know them very well and had a lot of fun together... and Joe liked my Chocolate Chip Cake! Remember much time spent in the rocking chairs on your porch ~ talking with Joe, while Carol ran around gathering her day care kids .... but my best memory is how he decorated the house 'full of lights' ~ for every Halloween and Christmas. I think he 'won' for most lights in the neighborhood, always!
Rest Easy Joe ~ and we will too ~ knowing that you are now in the arms of our Lord and Savior for eternity, and with Den too!
Love you all. Linda

Travis Pederson

February 10, 2021


Joe, I enjoyed our many interesting talks at the Sojourners Sunday School class at Countryside Bible Church, and will sincerely miss you. May you rest in peace and enjoy ham radio in Heaven with no static or interference. 73, OM.

Brenda Mutter

February 10, 2021

I don’t have a picture, but I will always have a memory of seeing him peeking through the window at Countryside of the classroom his grandchildren were in. Catching a memory of their moments learning about God. Always smiling through the window tickled at each moment of time. I enjoyed our talks on the paths at church and parties with the kids and allowing me to attend with him TCU games as if I was one of the family. We will miss you, but rejoice you are with the Lord singing praises and worshiping all the days of your life!!


Our Dad On Christmas Day 2020


January 20, 1978 Sara’s First Birthday




Joe and his wife Carol with daughters Sara & Laurie


1990 in Flower Mound Texas


January 20, 1977 First child born!!


Joey Magnusson at the age of 12


Joe & Carol


His highschool graduation


At his sister’s house