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Joseph "Joey" Patrick McCain
Joseph Patrick McCain
Joseph “Joey” Patrick McCain, age 73, of Cleveland, died peacefully on September 15, 2021, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.
After growing up in Cleveland, MS, Joey moved to Jackson, where he worked for Baptist Hospital until retirement. Joey was creative; he valued the arts and had an impeccable eye for design, which he passed on to his daughter. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, birdwatching, and collecting Americana antiques and coins. Like his mother, Joey was the life of the party. He delighted in good friends, lively conversations, and the occasional Bloody Mary. All who knew him will miss his infectious laugh and his genuine, sometimes mischievous, smile.
Joey is survived by his daughter, Stuart McCain Ware; son-in-law, Chris Ware; and grandson, Clay; as well as his brother, Mike McCain (Darlene), and sister, Sweetie Bea Gay (Charles). Joey also has four nephews—Michael McCain (Jenifer), Lexie Gay (Katie), Doug Gay (Hannah) and Hamp Simmons (Noel); one niece Sallie Simmons (Virginia); two great-nephews, Milo and Cullen; and one great-niece, Ella. He was married to Judy Simmons Holden for many years, and though they divorced they remained close friends.
Joey was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph “Joe” Powell McCain and Inez Thomas McCain, and his brother, Jackie McCain.
Family will receive friends for a celebration of Joey’s life on Thursday, September 30, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Cleveland, MS. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m., with services to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial services will be private for immediate family. Reverend Les Hegwood will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mississippi Public Broadcasting (mpbonline.org) or Wounded Warriors of Mississippi (woundedwarriorsofms.com).
Cleveland Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.
Joey was one of the kindest people I ever knew. He will be missed by all of those in the CHS of 1966. RIP Joey.
Frances Janoush Sep 23 2021 7:53 PM
Loved growing up with Joey - my family and his were friends - always laughing - nice guy!
Gwe.n Graeber Sep 23 2021 8:44 AM
Sending love, hugs and prayers. I am so sorry.
Mille Davis Sep 22 2021 9:36 AM
Hugs Stuart and Sweetie B...My prayers are with you
Mary Jane Ervin Sep 21 2021 8:35 PM
Joey was a sweetheart. He had an Angels heart and I pray for his sweet Stuart
MarilynMZornik Sep 21 2021 7:19 PM
I am so sorry about the loss of Joey. The entire family is in my prayers.✝️
Beverely Janoush Sep 21 2021 6:57 PM
I will miss you.
Robert Coleman Powers Sep 21 2021 12:02 PM
So sorry to learn about Joey. Our condolences and prayers go out to you all.
John Lindsey Sep 21 2021 9:11 AM
Extending heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to the McCain family and friends. 🌹
Mary Jo Abraham Sep 20 2021 11:13 PM
Please share our sincerest condolences and sadness for the much-too-early loss of our dear friend, Joey! He will be missed by so many...
Carlysle Meek Sep 20 2021 6:36 PM