Born Aug. 16, 1951 in High Point, N.C., Mr. Owens was a pilot and captain for Crounse Corp., beginning employment with them in May 1975 and retiring Oct. 1, 2011. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Susan Perry Owens; three daughters, Jessica McGuire of Boaz, Ky., Brandy Hatton of Reidland and Tasha Owens of Paducah; seven grandchildren, Hunter, Abigail and Allison McGuire, Austin and Corey Hatton, Reece Long, and Kamryn Monical; and his siblings, Arthur Owens of Bay City, Truman Owens of Hamlettsburg, Judy Lyles of Goreville, Raymond Owens and Stephen Owens, both of Unionville, Vickie Goode of Jeffords Lake, Cindy Mulder of Unionville and Samuel Owens of Brookport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Truman and Ruby Butler Owens; and two sisters, Jeannie Wright and Norma Jean Blomer.
Funeral service was held Sunday at Milner and Orr Funeral Home in Paducah with Rev. Larry Starnes officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.