Charles Michael McGowin, 57, of Alpharetta, Georgia died Sept. 27, 2011 at Northside Hospital Atlanta.
He attended Midway Methodist Church. He graduated from the University of South Alabama, Mobile in 1979 with a degree in marketing and transportation. He started his career with Vanity Fair in 1979 in Milton, Fla., as an industrial engineer and retired in 2008 at vice president of Vanity Fair Intimates in charge of product development in Alpharetta, Georgia. He loved boating and fishing with his buddies. He was a loving husband, father and uncle.
Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Mary Clyde McGowin of Alparetta, Georgia; sons, Dr. Greyson Lee Mc- Gowin, Birmingham, Michael Denby McGowin, Stephen Duvall McGowin, both of Cumming, Georgia; sister and brother-in-law, Gayle Mc- Gowin, Lonn Spencer, Mobile; numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by Charles Warner and Della Mae McGowin and a nephew, Charles McGowin Spencer.
A memorial service was Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. at McDonald & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Cumming, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Mike’s memory to your favorite charity or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory of Cumming, Georgia directed.