27 Dec. 2003 Submitted by: Sue E. Berry
J. T. McGowan
J. T. McGowan, longtime resident of Tahlequah, died Sunday Feb. 20 after a long illness..
IJ. T. was born Dec. 24, 1925 to Bud and Pansy McGowan in Tahlequah. He honorably an dloyally served his country in the U.S. Army and spent some of his duty in Germany during World War II. He spent most of his life in eastern Oklahoma. He married Inez Cookson in February 1946. Together they raised four children, Sharon McGowan Derrico of Duncansville, Texas, Tommy McGowan of Tulsa, Ronnie McGowan of Brownsboro, Texas and Danny McGowan of Tahlequah.
Survivors are his four children, three sisters, Mrs. Hubert (Betty) Dunham, and Mrs. Inez Glory, of Tahlequah, and Mrs. Loris Garner-Henderson of Muskogee. He is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His parents and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Holbrook preceded him in death.
J. T. was a graduate of Oklahoma Agriculture and Mechanical College. He was known as an exceptional auto paint and body repairman. He enjoyed fishing especially with his brother-in-law Hubert Dunham and his sons.
Graveside services were 1p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005 at Miller Cemetery, with Rev. Coolidge Manus officiating.
Funeral services were under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home
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