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March 23, 1941 - Nov 9, 2012 NORMAN Memorial Services for Joe S. McEuen, 71, of Norman, OK, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Covenant Christian Church, 12000 N. Rockwell Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, with Tim Pool officiating.Joe S. McEuen was born in McAlester, OK on March 23, 1941, the son of Archie McEuen & Joe Anna (Sterling) McEuen. He died suddenly on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, of a heart attack.Joe grew up in McAlester, graduating from McAlester High School in 1959. He then attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Lu, on April 9, 1960, in Sherman, TX. 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 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 two wonderful sons and daughters-in-law: Joe Jr. & Mary Beth McEuen, of St. Louis, MO; and Paul McEuen & Susan Wiser, of Ithaca, NY. His loving grandchildren are: Joe McEuen III, Tena Frank & husband Matt, and Missy Wohldmann & 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 & Jacklynn Haynes; 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, Chickasha, OK.

Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 13, 2012
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