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Charles Eugene Owens
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1932
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 2008
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA

Husband of Joyce Owens.
Charles Eugene Owens, Sr. was a man whose life was spent mostly in service to his God, to his country, and to his fellow men. In the early hours of Monday, April 21, 2008 his term of service ended, and he left this mortal sphere at the age of 75 to receive a bountiful reward from a loving Father in Heaven. Charles had been receiving treatments for a cancer that was discovered a short while ago, but his passing at Columbus Regional Medical Center was primarily a result of internal bleeding from a stomach ulcer. There will be a viewing at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home, 4048 Macon Road, Columbus, Ga.31907, this evening from 6 to 8PM EDT. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 3PM EDT at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, GA. Charles was born June 19, 1932 in Columbus, GA., son to the late Jackson David Owens and Marie Chambless Owens Rodgers. In addition to his loving wife Joyce, Charles is survived by two sisters, Ruby Starling of Columbus and Vera Smith of Phoenix, AZ. He also leaves behind a son, Charles Eugene Owens, Jr. of Ringgold, GA, 3 daughters: Kim Lewis of Columbus,GA., Karen Besterman of Columbus, GA., Sherry Petty of Dallas, TX.; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, many friends and associates. As the retired owner of the Owens & Tauton pest and termite extermination company in Valley, AL., Charles was a successful businessman. He also served with distinction in the 560 unit of the Georgia National Guard for 42 years, from which he retired in 1992 with the rank of First Seargent. But Charles will be remembered most for his many years of service to others that went above and beyond his professional life and his service to his country. He was active in athletics all his life, having played football at Baker High School in his youth. He coached many youth athletic teams in basketball, softball, and baseball. He touched the lives of many young people with his devotion to sportsmanship and his love of the game. He also served numerous young men as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America, primarily with Troop 205 of Columbus. One of the main things he liked to do was camping with friends, Dallas and Emogene Walker and Paul and Carol Reid. He was a true friend and very generous to people in need. As a High Priest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Charles Owens served in many capacities including Branch President of his church, for the Pine Mountain Branch for 5 years and the LaGrange Branch for 3 years. He spent many hours visiting and ministering to those members of the church in his care, and worked tirelessly with building committees and others to get a beautiful chapel built for members of his faith to worship in on S Street in Harris County. Above all, Charles was a devoted husband to Joyce, a much-loved father and grandfather, and a favorite uncle to many of his extended family. Rest now Charles, in the loving arms of your Savior Jesus Christ, who will surely say to you, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”.

 
 
Burial:
Parkhill Cemetery
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: James Kirkland
Record added: Apr 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26226496
Charles Eugene Owens
Added by: Christine Thacker
 
Charles Eugene Owens
Added by: Christine Thacker
 
Charles Eugene Owens
Added by: Christine Thacker
 
 
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You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: Mar. 17, 2012

- James Kirkland
 Added: Apr. 23, 2008
 
 
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