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ROCK ISLAND — Marvin “Big Chubb” McGowan, 50, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 25, 2017, at his home in Rock Island.

He was born Aug. 16, 1966, in Ruleville, Mississippi, to Willie Earl Harrington and Rosetta McGowan.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Feb. 18 with visitation starting at 11 a.m. at The Pentecostal Church of God, 1234 Ripley St., Davenport.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers, to Victoria McGowan Family, 534 12th St., Rock Island, IL 61201 or online at gofundme.com.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Victoria (Burrage) McGowan; his eight children, Donotello Crisp, Arieo Burrage, Diamond McGowan, Nicos McGowan, Isaiah McGowan, Israel McGowan, Ian McGowan and Angel McGowan, all of Rock Island; his parents, Willie Earl Harrington, Rock Island, and Rosetta McGowan, Booneville, Mississippi; and his three sisters, Martha Jean McGowan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jackie Harrington, Houston, Texas, and LaSonia Harrington, Killen, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his first son, Marvin Earl McGowan Jr.

Online condolences may be expressed at wendtfuneralhome.com.

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