Joseph Marion Mackan, 89, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Silsbee Oaks. He was born on April 25, 1927, to Isla Railey Mackan and Emmett Ridley Mackan, Sr. in Beaumont, and was a United States Navy veteran. Joseph received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1950 from Texas A&M University.
Survivors include his sons, Dr. Emmett Ridley Mackan II and his wife, Laurie, of Beaumont and William Blake Mackan and his wife, Denise, of College Station; daughter, Elizabeth Belle Mackan of Silsbee; and grandchildren, Laura Brooke Mackan Cherry and her husband, Austin; Kevin R. Mackan; Lucas D.E. Mackan; John Odom and his wife, Pam; Michael Odom; and Paul Odom and his wife, Erica.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Emmett R. Mackan, Jr.
A gathering of Mr. Mackan’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m. with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Rosedale Baptist Church, 7110 Concord, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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