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Julius Franklin McGowan, Sr.

March 11, 1938 ~ March 14, 2020

Julius Franklin McGowan, 82, of Winter Beach, Florida, passed away March 14, 2020 at his home.


He was born March 11, 1938 in Trussville, AL and had been a resident of Winter Beach for 64 years, coming from Alabama.


Mr. McGowan was a veteran of the United States Army.  Prior to retirement, he worked 50 years for Croom Construction.  Mr. McGowan was a hard worker and provider for his beloved family.  He was a member of Abiding Presence International Church in Winter Beach.


He leaves his memories to be cherished by his wife, Bonnie of 61 years; children, Londa McDermott of Vero Beach, Julius (Lisa) McGowan Jr. of Vero Beach, Nova Cruce of Sebastian and Leona Gonzalez, of Jensen Beach, FL; sister, Marie; 16 grandchildren, Keith (Kenyetta), Christopher (April), Robert, Thomas (Adrianna), Samantha (Darian), Crystal, Benjamin, Tiffany, Jeremy, Cassey, Nathanael, Thomas, Brianna, Aryana, Katie (Brandyn) and Tiffany; 9 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Jessica, Zoe, Alexander, Asher, Isaac, Elijah, Doug, and Melvin.


He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mabel McGowan and siblings, Trissilla (Temp), Margaret, Josephine, Elizabeth, Roland and Robert.

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Linda McGowan Golden

March 18, 2020, 12:35 am

I love all of y’all and I’m praying for strength and comfort Linda McGowan Golden.

Joy and jay day

March 18, 2020, 12:47 am

We will really miss you mr.julius. you were were a good friend and neighbor to us. You and ms bonnie took us into your hearts and lives and made us feel like family. Thank you. We will never forget you. Love until we meet again. Jay and joy day

Pat Stafford Glasscock

March 18, 2020, 1:06 am

He was always Uncle Julius to me. And that smile is what you saw. To all of my beloved family that shared him and the rest of the McGowan family with me I am grateful. Some of the sweetest memories of my childhood were spent with them. I am so sorry and send my love at this time of loss.

Sybil Sampson

March 18, 2020, 1:33 am

Our brother with bee so missed and the family is in our hearts and prayers. Sister Bonnie I love you and miss you.

joanie smith

March 18, 2020, 2:05 pm

He was one of my favorite uncle I love you and miss him so much already every time I would see him I made sure I gave him a kiss on his forehead and always told him that I love him and he would always smile back at me and tell me he loves me too I’m going to miss that he was such a wonderful man and a hard worker and he loved his family very much it’s sad that he is gone please tell my grandma Uncle Julius when you see her that I love her and miss her as well

Pam Smith

March 18, 2020, 2:17 pm

Such a lovey man Uncle JuJu was. They don’t make him like him anymore. He will definitley be missed by so many. May you rest in peace with your wonderful soul.

Kim Goodwin

March 19, 2020, 1:12 am

I love him and the whole family I will miss him so much

David Croom

March 19, 2020, 10:58 pm

Bonnie , I am saddened to learn about Julius. He was a great man and I wanted you to know my thoughts are with you and your family. Julius will be missed by all at Croom Construction Co. who knew him and were fortunate to have worked with him and known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rodney and Donna Baker

March 23, 2020, 6:24 pm

Dear Bonnie and family, our deepest condolences goes out to you and your family. We will forever be grateful that Julius and Rodney had the opportunity to meet up with each other and connect just like there was never any years missed between them. They are so much alike . I myself are greatful for getting to meet such wonderful, thoughtful people as you are. We will always regret not getting there last year. This year we have been in Hawaii and just got back on Monday. We were making plans on calling ,not knowing with this covid19 virus just getting back, if we should come again this year. Our prayers and thought are with you and your family. The only good graces is we all will see him again, love and prayers , Rodney and Donna

Troy Needham

September 24, 2020, 9:28 pm

Hey was a good man and the best Uncle any body ever had he will be missed for sure love you Aunt Bonnie.

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