Michael Ray McGown
Michael Ray McGown, of League City, Texas, peacefully passed away on August 18, 2021.
A sixth generation Texan, Mike was born on June 30, 1946, in Beaumont, Texas to Anne and Paul McGown. After Mike graduated from Beaumont High School, he attended Louisiana State University and University of Houston Law School. After graduation from law school, he joined the United States Army, serving in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Following his military service, Mike practiced law in Beaumont and Houston for 47 years, until his death.
When Mike was three years old, he met Lynn Jordan at Sunday School at First Methodist Church in Beaumont. After marrying at age 20, they went on to have two children, Mallory McGown and Michael McGown; four grandchildren, Olivia McGown, Jay Paul Rauscher, Jordan Rauscher and Gabriel McGown; and great grandchildren, Harmony and Junior. His is also survived by brother, Patrick McGown and his wife D’Anne and sister Mary Beth Messina and her husband Joseph Messina, and their families.
Mike loved to tell stories about his undefeated Austin Junior High football team, his baseball, basketball, and soccer coaching successes and installing the first at home batting cage in the City of Beaumont.
Memorial contributions for Mr. McGown may be made to Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, 3459 FM Road 518 East, League City, Texas 77573.
A graveside service for Mr. McGown will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2021, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Serving as pallbearers will be Joseph Messina, Pat McGown, Patrick McGown, Brent Messina, Greg Messina, and Mark Messina.
Please observe social distancing guidelines.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
- 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
- August 20, 2021
- 2:00 pm