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Joseph Albert "Joe" Cougot (affectionately known as Silly Paw Paw), 85, joined his Lord and Savior on October 4, 2017 surrounded by his family. Joe was born on March 18, 1932 to Flora and Albert Cougot in Houston, Texas, where he was raised.
Joe married Viola Cherry on February 2, 1951. From this marriage, Joe's loving children were born, Michael, Cindy, Rhonda and Donna.
In 1983, Joe married Oween Morrison. They built a loving home and life together in Huntsville, Texas, where they both lived until their deaths.
Joe was an avid fisherman, hunter and rancher. He was also a master mechanic and could build or repair anything. Joe was a faithful member of Westway Baptist Church in Huntsville.
Joe always had a story to tell and could convince anyone of any tall tale. He could always make you smile with his wonderful sense of humor.
Joe is survived by Viola Cougot, his first wife; his brother, Glen Cougot; his children, Michael Cougot, Cindy Cougot, Rhonda Cougot-Williams and spouse, Jay Williams, and Donna Cougot-Thomas; his grandchildren, Jessica, Kevin and Ryan Cougot, and Kalen, Emily and Sarah Thomas; his great-grandchildren, Nichole and Chyanne McDonnel, Chloe Thomas, Riley Elm, Kace, Kiera and Skylar Cougot. He is also survived by his loving friends Dr. Sammy and Connie Bryan, Fran and Dick Gillum, and Harry and Edna Maxwell.
Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife, Oween Morrison Cougot. His brothers, Arthur, Archie and Jessie Cougot, and his sisters, Alberta Self, Edna Spaniel, Joy Baudat, Mary Quinn, Dena Swearer and Joyce Turner, preceded Joe in death.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Westway Baptist Church, 12 FM 3179, Huntsville, Texas 77340.
Viewing to be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home at 1700 Normal Park Drive, Huntsville, Texas. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Westway Baptist Church located at 12 FM 3179 Road, Huntsville, Texas.
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on October 9, 2017
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