Cawthon, Joe

Joe Ewing Cawthon

March 25, 1959 - February 13, 2020


Joe Ewing Cawthon (age 60) was born March 25, 1959 in Lewisville, TX to M.D. and Lou Jean Cawthon. He was the only brother to five sisters, Dian, Debbie, Opal, Poppy, and Lori. Joe passed from this world to his eternal home with Jesus on February 13, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.


Joe married Lyndie Samuels on June 26, 1982 in McKinney TX. They moved to Leonard, TX where they currently reside and have lived for 29 years while raising three sons, Sam Cawthon, Caleb Cawthon, and Gabe Cawthon. Joe has been a good Father to his three sons and has taught them how to work, ranch, hunt, fish and respect the values of a conservative Christian home/family.


Joe learned the value of hard work early in life and passed this onto his family and also others that were friends of the Cawthon household. Joe worked for Oncor Electric/Power for over 40 years until he retired on January 28, 2020. In that time he became good friends with many of those he worked with and associated with. He considered many of his co-workers his brothers and tried to instill the importance of hard work into those he rubbed shoulders with each day.


Joe loved working outdoors in his garden, or in his shop working on a project or just being outside was where he wanted to be. Joe was always on his way out the door to do something in one of his favorite places. Joe just enjoyed being busy and working is what made him happiest. He was the kind of man that would do just about anything for anyone, no matter who you were. Joe had a huge heart and loved to serve others. His servant heart was as big as the melons and produce he grew in his garden and gave away each week at church or to families that were going through a tough time in life.


Joe and family are members of The Round Up Cowboy Church in Farmersville, TX but also attended Ridgeview Fellowship Church in Blue Ridge, TX in previous years in which he helped support in the building and remodeling of both churches. Joe knew the Lord and knew that Heaven was his home as he faithfully attended church each week and supported his church family.


Joe’s legacy will be carried on by his wife Lyndie Cawthon of the home, (son) Sam Cawthon, wife Tiffany and two Grandchildren Addison, and Colt Cawthon of McKinney TX. – (son)Caleb Cawthon and wife Stephanie of Tom Bean, TX, -- (son) Gabe Cawthon residing at home in Leonard, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, and family.


Joe Ewing Cawthon’s services will be conducted as follows:


Visitation at Round Up Cowboy Church, Farmersville, TX – Friday February 14, 2020 from 5 – 7 P.M.


Funeral Services will be conducted by Pastor Rick Emmert (Round Up Cowboy Church) on Saturday February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m. @ Ridgeview Fellowship Church, Blue Ridge, TX with burial/graveside at Snow Hill Cemetery following funeral services.


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Joe was a wonderful man. His dedication to his family and his strong Christian values were very evident from the moment you met him. His commitment to family, church, friends, community and work is something that he did not take lightly. Joe, you will be missed my friend. I am a better person for having met this wonderful family. May God continue to bless your family as you shine down on them from above. Love you brother.
Pamela Selman, February 15, 2020 A great man and father I am so glad we had the opportunity to meet and to spend some time together in Vegas with the kids. You are now in a better place my friend. Love to you and your family always.
K Sheets, February 15, 2020 Joe was a great coworker and friend. I have never heard a derogatory word spoken about him. It was my pleasure to have known him. He will be truly missed by many, including Oncor. Diane and I send our sincere condolences to the family and all who knew him. Terry Eubanks, February 14, 2020