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February 22, 2023


Joseph "Joe" Juneau, Jr.

August 26, 1950 - February 19, 2023

Joseph (Joe) Juneau, Jr., age 72 and a resident of McComb, Mississippi, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, February 19, 2023 in Eunice, Louisiana.

His final days were spent in Southwest Louisiana enjoying Cajun Mardi Gras with dancing to Cajun music & eating his favorite Cajun foods with friends and his beloved wife.

Joe enjoyed time with family and friends, whether 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 Joe would be found at “Cruisin’ on the Coast” cruising around in his 1955 Thunderbird. Joe enjoyed life to the fullest.

Joseph W. Juneau, Jr. was born on August 26, 1950 in Cottonport, Louisiana. He served in the Air Force Reserves early in his career. Joe was owner of Dixie Water Wells and Pumps in Poplarville, Mississippi.  In 1983 he developed the Well Construction Technology program at Southwest Mississippi Community College, at the time the only such program in the United States. Joe retired in 2009 after 26 years of service at SMCC.

Joe is survived by his wife, Dorothy P. Juneau, Sons Craig M. Juneau (Courtney), Daryl A. Trusty (April). Joe has 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.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents Joseph (Totsie) W. Juneau, Sr. and Virgie Mary Fausphoul Juneau, Mother-in-law Audrey S. Pittman and Father-in-law Denzil H. Pittman.

Visitation for family and friends will be at Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb, Mississippi on Thrusday, February 23 from 4:00 until 6:00pm. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home at 6:00pm.

Honorary Pallbearers are 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.

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