Roger R. Owens
- March 3, 1955 - August 26, 2012
- Edwardsville, Illinois
of Roger's Passing
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Memories & Candles
So very sorry to hear of your great loss. He was such a great athlete and representative of North Mesquite High School. Judy Jackson Petty '75
Posted by: Judy Petty - Mesquite, TX Sep 06, 2012
Vicki:So very sad to hear about Roger. He was a good friend and a good boss.I have many good memorys of times spent with him. May God Bless and comfort you and the kids.
Posted by: Randy McClendon - Tulsa, OK Sep 05, 2012
We were deeply saddened to hear this news. Our heartfelt sympathy to Vicki & the family. We both thought alot of Roger. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Ben & Paula
Posted by: Ben & Paula Hasler - Mannford, OK Sep 05, 2012
What a wonderful man, and so lucky for the times we spent together. Although you say he is now with the Angels, he had his own Angel right here on Earth, "YOU" Love you, Rhonda & Gil
Posted by: Rhonda Brooks - Ocala, FL Sep 05, 2012
Roger was the "class" of all the Cooper managers I have worked with over the years, few if any had his integrity and leadership skills. His courage and positive attitude towards the end of his struggle will be something I will always look back on as the defining atribute of a real champion.
Posted by: John Ditta - Friendswood, TX Sep 02, 2012
I was so deeply saddened to hear of Roger's passing. I am so very sorry. You have my very deepest sympathy.
I know so well the terrible grief you are feeling.
Roger was such a distinguished man and had such a pleasing personality.
If there is anything I can do to help, please feel free to call on me. I will be praying for you and your wonderful family.
In Friendship & Sorrow,
Posted by: Becky Oliver Jausel - Nashville, IL Sep 02, 2012
To Roger's family, Roger has touched people in Canada as well, I first me Roger when we were with Allied at the Managers Meetings and then when I joined the Jack Cooper Family, Roger was one of the first people to call and welcome me. He was always the picture of passion and class. My condolences to the Owen family and Roger, you will be truly missed
Posted by: Don Gallant - Montreal Sep 01, 2012
It's not often that I think about any of my bosses and cry when I hear of their death.. Roger was a trully honest and good man.. shortly after his first surgery I stopped him at the Wentzville terminal to tell him how sorry I was to hear he was ill.. I told him,, "you are a good man"... we both started crying and we hugged.. since then I have retired and am sad to hear of this good mans
Posted by: Dave Mahler - St. Louis, MO - coworker Sep 01, 2012
Vicki: Candi and I are very sorry for your loss. Roger was a good man and probably one of the most honest people I have ever known. I worked with Roger at Auto Convoy prior to it becoming Allied. We both made the transition to Jack Cooper after some difficult times at Allied. I remember when Roger was the terminal manager at Tulsa. Dan Roy, who is now also deceased used to call the Tulsa terminal when he knew Roger
Posted by: Gerald Goll - Excelsior Springs, MO - Fellow JCT Employee Aug 31, 2012
It was with great pleassure that I had the opportunity to have worked with Roger for over 10 years at the Wentzville terminal. Football season would be so entertaining around here when people would come in and give him a hard time about his "Sooners". They argue back and forth and I can tell you first hand that nobody ever came close to winning those arguments. He was an inspiration, boss and friend. Many drivers have come in to tell
Posted by: Lisa Vogt - Wentzville, MO Aug 30, 2012