James (Jim) Edward McGown was born in Beaumont, Texas on April 15, 1953 to Constance and Joseph McGown. A lover of the outdoors and photography, Jim spent most of his days outside of work behind a camera capturing beautiful pictures or working on a project. On his final day, he was outside counting cows on the farm to see if any were missing, and we are positive he was doing exactly what made him happy. Jim was a Scout leader, band parent, and a member of his high school reunion committee. He enjoyed volunteering for the Houston Marathon for 20+ years. He also loved the annual Wings over Houston, tending to his plants, and taking care of his animals.
Most of all, Jim loved his family. A man of few words, he showed his love and affection for his kids and grandkids by always being present at the many events and functions of his kids and grandkids. We always knew our dad would take the best picture to capture family memories. (And that’s why we would often see hundreds of pictures with not a single picture of him…he was behind the camera! Thankfully, Melissa often made him come from behind the camera every once in awhile and smile, so he could be in at least a shot or two.)
Jim passed away on February 19, 2021 at the age of 67 and was preceded in death by his father, Joe, and his wife, Lee. He is survived by his mother, Constance (Connie), brother, David, and his children: son, Brian and his wife, Jenny; daughter, Melissa and her husband, Chris; son, Jason; and step-daughter, Marie. Jim had three beautiful grandchildren: Joshua (13), Mary Claire (9), and Emma (6).
In Loving Memory Of James Edward McGown
Thursday, February 25 // 1pm