NORMAN — Memorial services for Joe S. McEuen, 71, of Norman, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the New Covenant Christian Church, 12000 N. Rockwell in Oklahoma City, with Tim Pool officiating.
Joe S. McEuen was born March 23, 1941, in McAlester, the son of Archie McEuen and Joe Anna (Sterling) McEuen. He died suddenly Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, of a heart attack.
Joe grew up in McAlester. He graduated from McAlester High School in 1959 and then attended the University Of Oklahoma, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Lu, on April 9, 1960, in Sherman, Texas.
Joe liked everyone he met and loved his family and friends with all his heart. He had a very special relationship with his business partners and he loved to work. He started a number of successful businesses, including Sterling Pipe and Supply Company. He visited China many times, including a visit as part of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. He was active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a member of the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering Board of Visitors.
He was preceded in death by both parents and five brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 52 years, Mary Lu; and his two wonderful sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Jr. and Mary Beth McEuen of St. Louis, Mo., and Paul McEuen and Susan Wiser of Ithaca, N.Y. His loving grandchildren are Joe McEuen III, Tena Frank and husband Matt and Missy Wohldmann and husband Andy, all of St. Louis, Mo.; great-grandchildren Tyler, Jacob, Hannah, Luke Joseph and Alix, along with six granddogs. He had very special friends Bobby and Jacklynn Haynes and many nieces, nephews and special cousins, especially Theta. He had a deep relationship with his stepmother, Margaret and her sons David, Lonnie and Dennis and their families.
Donations may be made to Fellowship of Christian Athletes or to New Covenant Christian Church.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home in Chickasha.
Norman Transcript, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012