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“Dear Family, Our hearts go out to you today in the loss of such a wonderful family man. We have lifted prayers for your family and we continue to...Read More »
1 of 47 | Posted by: The Binghams - VA

“Teri, I am saddened to read about your loss. It's not easy to lose a daddy, but it's wonderful that you had so many years together. My thoughts...Read More »
2 of 47 | Posted by: Dinah M. Everett - Smithfield, VA

“Grandma Owens, I only got to know Grandpa Owens for about a year, but I feel blessed that I got to meet him. He was a sweet and wonderful man; he...Read More »
3 of 47 | Posted by: Ginnie German - Virginia Beach, VA

“Dear Julie, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Mike, Bethany, Maddy & Kelsey Morris ”
4 of 47 | Posted by: Bethany Morris - Virginia Beach, VA

“Dear Donna, Mrs. Owens and Family "The good die young". I guess this proves that isn't necessarily true. The world is a better place because...Read More »
5 of 47 | Posted by: Lupe and Gerry Collier - Martinez, CA

“Dear Grandma the Great, We love you and will miss Grandpa the Great. Lydia: I loved him playing outside with us, hugging us, eating with us and...Read More »
6 of 47 | Posted by: Zolan, Lydia & Gabi - VA

“Dear Teri, I'm sorry I didn't realize your father was so ill. I'm sure it's very hard on your family to lose your father and husband. My...Read More »
7 of 47 | Posted by: Gloria Womble - Suffolk, VA

“Dear Mrs Owens I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know Donald was a great man as I am sure Kim is a reflection of both you and Donald and I...Read More »
8 of 47 | Posted by: Ann Wells - Denver, CO

“Our condolences on your loss. Both of us have lost our fathers and feel for your sorrow. Memories and pictures help but time does most of the...Read More »
9 of 47 | Posted by: Jerry and Linda Standridge - VA

“Owens Family -- Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. The service was beautiful this evening. We are friends of Julie, Bobby, Jenna and...Read More »
10 of 47 | Posted by: Spiegel Family - Virginia Beach, VA

“While I don't personally know Mr. Owens, it struck me deeply to hear of the family's untimely tragic loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and...Read More »
11 of 47 | Posted by: Brandon Marcum - Portsmouth, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family! Bobby and Brenda Claffy ”
12 of 47 | Posted by: Brenda Claffy - VA

“Julie, Bob, Jenna and Rachel, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family, at this time. John, Cindy, Jordan and Brittany McKenzie ”
13 of 47 | Posted by: John McKenzie - Virginia Beach, VA

“Teri, So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My sincere condolences. ”
14 of 47 | Posted by: Sue Burton - Portsmouth, VA

“We are sorry to hear the news. Our condolences to the families and friends. We understand how difficult it is to lose a love one. Our hearts are...Read More »
15 of 47 | Posted by: Yong Jun Chong - Santa Clarita, CA

“Dear Owens Family, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Although we did not know Mr. Owens personally, we imagine that he must have been an...Read More »
16 of 47 | Posted by: Gisele Falls - Virginia Beach, VA

“Gina, May your father rest in peace knowing how much he is loved. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do to...Read More »
17 of 47 | Posted by: Jim and Diane Keegan - Chesapeake, VA

“Our Thoughts Are With You and Your Family At This Time Of Sorrow. ”
18 of 47 | Posted by: Robert & Patty Mayo - WV

“Dear Grandma the Great, We really miss you and we are sorry that Me, Holden and Daddy can't be there to give you a big hug. We love you and we will...Read More »
19 of 47 | Posted by: Devon & Holden Choi - Atlanta, GA

“Dear Amanda, Donna, Chris, Beth-Ann, Teri, Gina, Kim, and Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up I remember your dad being quiet at times...Read More »
20 of 47 | Posted by: Elllen Smith Aikin - VA

“To the Owens Family, We will all miss Donald Owens deeply. I have great memories of fishing with him and I will always recall him in his fishing...Read More »
21 of 47 | Posted by: Mike and Ruth Kelley - Chesapeake, VA

“Dear Amanda and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Donald's passing. Please know that you are in our prayers, and thoughts. ”
22 of 47 | Posted by: Hilva (Van Story) Allen - Suffolk, VA

“Dear Amanda and family, So very sorry about your loss. You were so lucky to have your husband/father for so many years. Nothing can replace the...Read More »
23 of 47 | Posted by: Rosemarie McKenzie - VA

“Dear Donna, I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Linda ”
24 of 47 | Posted by: Linda Lookabill - Denver, CO

“Dear Amanda and Beth, I am sorry about Beths Dads Passing, All of You are in My thoughts and prayers, Love, Chip ”
25 of 47 | Posted by: chip friedman - virginia beach, VA

“Donald is a great patriarch, patriot, & lover of life. He's a living example of how God's children are to become the very state of love, for truly &...Read More »
26 of 47 | Posted by: Larry Collier - Virginia Beach, VA

“Teri, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. May God provide you and your family peace during this time. Donna ”
27 of 47 | Posted by: Donna Urban - Ramseur, NC

“Our family extends its deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Mr. Owens had to have been a special man to raise such warm and loving...Read More »
28 of 47 | Posted by: The Sword Family - Chesapeake, VA

“Teri, I am so sorry for you loss. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Terry & Norma Price ”
29 of 47 | Posted by: Terry A. Price & Family - VA

“To the Owens Family- May the Lord bless and keep you during this time. You all are a remarkable family. May the love, strength, and liveliness that...Read More »
30 of 47 | Posted by: The Spruills - Virginia Beach, VA

“so deeply sorry for your loss. love susan joseph and tom bennett ”
31 of 47 | Posted by: susan joseph - chesapeake, VA

“Mrs. Owens, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Though it has been many years since I spent all that time at your house...hanging with Teri,...Read More »
32 of 47 | Posted by: Nancy Skinner Woodhouse - VA

“Your family is in my prayers. The Lord God provides comfort to his children. His strength helps us in difficult times. Please let me know if I can...Read More »
33 of 47 | Posted by: Andy Damron - Suffolk, VA

“Dean, Mother and I send your family our love and our support. We celebrate the life of a good man who was devoted to his Lord...his family...and his...Read More »
34 of 47 | Posted by: Cam Williams - Ware Neck, VA

“My wife and I are very sorry for the passing of your husband, and we are hopeful that the loving memories you have will sustain you during this...Read More »
35 of 47 | Posted by: Ana & Ervin Machado - Perth Amboy, NJ

“I am so very sorry for your loss, and I am sorry I didn't have the opportunity to get to know him better. I've read all the posts and have a tear in...Read More »
36 of 47 | Posted by: Ana E. Machado - Edison, NJ

“A Grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. My Grandpa had the biggest heart of all! I will always remember how to play...Read More »
37 of 47 | Posted by: Corrie - Virginia Beach, VA

“Charles and I have shared many wonderful trips and lots of fun with Donald, Amanda and the girls over the years. Donald will be greatly missed! He...Read More »
38 of 47 | Posted by: Charles and Ruth Tenney - VA

“So sorry to hear for yor loss. Donald was a special husband and father. He will be truly missed. May your hearts be filled with happy memories. With...Read More »
39 of 47 | Posted by: Bob and Paula Cole - Smithfield, VA

“Mrs. Owens, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know how much your husband will be missed by all the wonderful stories...Read More »
40 of 47 | Posted by: Tamara, Diego, Stella and Brendan Rea - VA

“May God have a special place next to him, reserved for Mr. Owens. My most sincere condolences to the Owens family during this tough times. ”
41 of 47 | Posted by: Henri Baez - Norfolk, VA

“Amanda, Our hearts go out to you and the girls at this time. You and Donald raised a beautiful family and especially a great daughter-in-law for...Read More »
42 of 47 | Posted by: Art and Kay Stone - VA

“Dear Amanda & Family: Donald was a special man for having lived in a household with eight women! His seven daughters would make any father proud! ...Read More »
43 of 47 | Posted by: Jerry & Debbie Lysse - High Point, NC

“To My Dear Second Family, What a terrible loss. I can't help but smile when I think of Mr Owens. God blessed him with a great sense of humor, a...Read More »
44 of 47 | Posted by: Sondra Grandfield - VA Beach, VA

“Donna, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the passing of your father. Keep your heart in tune with the Lord and He will grant...Read More »
45 of 47 | Posted by: Jacqueline Milteer - VA

“So sorry to hear of Donald's death. Our prayers are with all of your family. Love, Pat & Charles Winstead ”
46 of 47 | Posted by: Pat Winstead - VA

“May G-d hold Him in the palm of his hand and may His angels watch over Him for an eternity.Rest in Peace Sally and Stan Greenbaum Julie,...Read More »
47 of 47 | Posted by: stan Greenbaum - williamsburg, VA


Donald Owens, 81, of the 4600 block of Miles Standish, Rd., Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at his home. Born in Norfolk, VA, Donald was a retired operations analyst for NARF, he served four years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a longtime member of the Toastmasters Club and the Haygood Bowling League. Donald was an avid fisherman and an artist, whose motto was "Family First." He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Amanda Acklin Owens; seven daughters, Donna Collier and husband Larry, Christina Payne and husband Jerry, Beth Anne Owens, Teri Marie Chong and husband Yong, Gina Hofacker and husband Mitch, Kim Gillkin and husband Ben, and Julie Stone and husband Bobby; nineteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; a brother, Reginald George Owens; sister-in-law, Angelina Shores; and brother-in-law, Henry Jablonski. A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Haygood United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Shumate. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

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