of Delaware, AR
January 20, 1937 - April 18, 2020
J.L. McGough, 83, a resident of Delaware, Arkansas, formerly of Houston, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020, at his home. He was born January 20, 1937, in Portland, Arkansas to the late James Henry and Verdell (Stephenson) McGough. J.L. served his country in the United States Army. After his military service he spent his working years as a switchman for the Union Pacific Railroad for 30 years. He was a member of the United Transportation Union, Local 1524. In his spare time J.L. enjoyed recording old music, making albums for his family members, watching Arkansas Razorback football, hunting and fishing.In addition to his parents, J.L. was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Jenkins; a grandchild, Jaydon McGough and a brother Jesse McGough. Survivors include his wife, Jean Farnam-McGough and their son, John McGough of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Penny Poole and husband, Nolan of Morrilton, Arkansas; a son, Alan McGough of Amarillo, Texas; a son-in-law, Raymond Jenkins of Crossett, Arkansas; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister Hazel Jones and husband, Fawn R. of Crossett, Arkansas and his first wife and the mother of Penny, Alan and Carol, Mildred Hart of Morrilton, Arkansas.Cremation arrangements are private under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
I worked with JL as a switchman and yardmaster on the HB&T for many years. When I left the RR and started a Farmers Insurance Agency. JL and Jean were among my first policyholders. I am sorry I lost touch over the years.Jean, Prayers for you and your family. JL will be missed.
I'm so sorry, Jean. Wish I could comfort you, and make it all better. Love you.
Jean we were so sorry to hear about your husbands passing .It is so sad. Our thoughts and prayers for you and the family. Bob and Shelby. We are always here for you.
I will miss my daddy! I just can't believe he is gone. I didn't have enough time with him :(
Jean, Prayers for you now and in the days ahead. So glad I got to know Loyd. I really enjoyed the visit with you, him and John awhile back. We will cherish the beautiful music on the thumb drive he gave us more than ever now! God bless you and keep you. - In Christ’s love, Dennis
Sweet Jean, love and prayers are with you and the family. So thankful we got to visit with all of you in October. Big hugs, Aloha and Bob 💖
Jeans I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya Margaret Rose
So sorry for your loss! My God comfort you . Sending prayers !
We are very sorry for the loss of your husband, dad,and grandpa May God be with you always remember we are always here for help
Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your husband, but knowing you, he had to be someone special. I lost my Frank three years ago, and I miss him more everyday. I wish I could be there to give you a hug and say in person how special I think you are. Since Mother is gone, I don't get to Arkansas as often as I used to. That and taking care of Frank through his bout with cancer. Please stay in touch. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Forever in our hearts.❤️