Lonnie Ray Owers, 63, of Rock Island passed away April 15 at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake.
He was born Dec. 12, 1945 in Eagle Lake to Cecil Sumner and Gladys (Speck) Owers.
He married Patti Kay Black April 4, 1992.
He worked as a fence builder and auctioneer, was president of the Rock Island Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the National Rifle Association and Texas Cattle Raisers Association. He was also a member of the National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Lee Roy Owers.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Lisa Peterson of Sheridan and Nicole Brown and husband Todd of Rock Island; sons, Shannon Owers and wife Delila and Brad Owers all of Rock Island; sister, Barbara Taylor of Rock Island; and grandchildren, Gilbert Kutach of Sublime, Marshall Peterson and wife Laci of Austin, Rachel, Hank and Lori Peterson of Sheridan, Ross and Ashlee Owers and Kason and Avery Brown of Rock Island and Karla Hudson of Rosenberg.
Funeral services took place Saturday, April 18 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Jerry Greak officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.
Pallbearers were Andrew Taylor, Mike Leopold, Rueben Taylor, Cody Leopold, Marshall Peterson, Brandon Whitley, Gilbert Kutach and Les Wilkerson.
Colorado County Citizen, April 29, 2009
Created by: Kim Draper
Record added: Jan 13, 2012
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