Aug. 26, 1950 – Feb. 19, 2023
Joseph (Joe) Juneau, Jr., 72, a resident of McComb, died Feb. 19, 2023 in Eunice, LA.
His final days were spent in Southwest Louisiana enjoying Cajun Mardi Gras with dancing to Cajun music and eating his favorite Cajun foods.
Juneau enjoyed cooking, RV trips, working on projects, or telling tales. Many hours were spent duck hunting and fishing with friends. He was always eager for February because that meant it was time for LSU baseball and the hopes that the season would end with a trip to Omaha for the College World Series. In October he would be found at “Cruisin’ on the Coast” cruising around in his 1955 Thunderbird.
He was born on Aug. 26, 1950, in Cottonport, LA. He served in the Air Force Reserves early in his career. He was owner of Dixie Water Wells and Pumps in Poplarville. In 1983 he developed the well construction technology program at Southwest Community College, at the time the only such program in the U.S. Juneau retired in 2009 after 26 years of service at SMCC.
Survivors are his wife, Dorothy P. Juneau; sons Craig M. Juneau (Courtney), Daryl A. Trusty (April); four grandsons, Ian Juneau, Grant Juneau, Dawson Trusty, Eli Trusty; brothers: Mike Juneau (Crystal), Ronnie Juneau (Bonnie); sister-in-law Mary Pittman (Mike Newman); nephews Justin Juneau (Deonna), Jason Juneau (Lacy) Jeanne Juneau and Christian Juneau.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph (Totsie) W. Juneau, Sr. and Virgie Mary Fausphoul Juneau; mother-in-law, Audrey S. Pittman; father-in-law Denzil H. Pittman.
Memorial services were at Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb Feb. 23, 2023.
Honorary pallbearers were Brent Boyd, Floyd Sharpe, Glenn Smith, Walter Maples, Danny Esch, Brad VanNorman, Justin Juneau, Jason Juneau.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity in Joe’s memory.
Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb was in charge of the arrangements.