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Joseph "Joe" Mackan '50 January 20, 2017 4:00 PM updated: January 20, 2017 4:04 PM

Broussard's Mortuary obituary
1605 N. Major Drive
Beaumont, TX 77706

Joseph Marion Mackan

April 25, 1927 - January 18, 2017

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. He retired as a project engineer with Houston Chemical having previously worked at Mobil Oil. Joseph was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church since 1946.

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; wife, Mildred “Milly” Parrish Mackan 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.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rosedale Baptist Church, 7110 Concord, Beaumont, Texas 77708.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Rosedale Baptist Church
7110 Concord
Beaumont , TX 77708
1/21/2017 at 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Map to Visitation Location


Funeral Service
Rosedale Baptist Church
7110 Concord
Beaumont , TX 77708
1/21/2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Map to Service Location


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine
Beaumont, TX 77703
Map to Interment Location

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