Mr. McGowan was born in LaGrange, the son of the late Charlie and Effie Pressley McGowan. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ed McGowan and Ricky McGowan. Mr. McGowan was a retired heavy equipment operator, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Sue McGowan; children, John McGowan Jr., Nicole McGowan Garnto, Laura Lee McGowan Dunbar; grandchildren, Jessica McGowan, Erica McGowan, Morgan McGowan, Hannah Garnto, Samantha Garnto, Wyatt Garnto, Lane Dunbar, Prescilla Dunbar, Bo Dunbar, Tucker Dunbar; brothers, Homer McGowan and Allen McGowan.
Reece Funeral Home in Jeffersonville had charge of arrangements. Visit www.reecefuneralhomeinc.com to sign the online registry.