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“Dear Carla, Sammy, Dedious, Mac, David, Joe and Becky. So sorry for your loss. I talked to Sammy and he told me Uncle Joe was not well. Gokie and I...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Donna Gregory - Franklin, TN

“One of the True Royals on this Earth, Brother Joe Owen, has been summoned to the Throne of God, to be with King Jesus. I'll always remember the time...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Lonnie Jefferson - LA

“Granddaddy you will be missed. We take great comfort in the fact that you are with your Lord Jesus and that you were ready to meet Him when you left...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Tricia, Ron, Raquel, Braque and Zeke Unger - AZ

“May he now rest and sing with the angels. God be with you now he was an incredible person who has shown me how to be a better Christian. Will miss...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Diane Till - New Bern, NC

“Becky and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May God's richest blessings be with all of you as you face the difficult...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Jo Ann Flowers - Dyersburg, TN

“We are so sorry for your lose. Please know that we are praying for the entire family. Dyer County Extension ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Beth Neal - TN

“We are so sorry for your lose. Please know that we are praying for the entire family. Dyer County Extension ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Beth Neal - TN

“Becky, Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. You are in our prayers and hope for a safe trip home. ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Patty Gray - Union City, TN

“We are very honored to be part of grand family of Mr. Joe!! We have many cherished memories of the time that we got to spend with him! Our thoughts...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Tommy Bennett - Houston, TX

“Dear Carla and family~ I just read the news of Joe's death on Martha's Face book entry. I am so sorry for your loss...it is Heaven's gain! I was...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Becky Greff Cole - Sacramento,, CA

“I worker alongside Joe in the kitchen at Camp Idlewood in Spring Grove, VA "many years" ago. He was such a pleasure to know. A good Christian man. He...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Diane Craft - Lynchburg, VA

“Becky, I was sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you during this time and may God grant you peace in the days ahead. We are...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Brad Thompson - Union City, TN

“Becky, we realize these are tuff times as we deal with the loss of a parent. Our deepest sympathy is with you and your family. May God bless. ...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Richard Powell - JACKSON, TN

“Aunt Carla, Sammy, Dedious, Mac, David, Joe and Becky: I will always be thankful for times I had with Uncle Joe. He was a very special selfless...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Axup - Carmichael, CA

“Becky my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rely on God for strength at this time as always. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Bell Murray - Newbern, TN

“I remember Mr Joe saying, "People don't care how much you know, till they know how much you care." Matt 25:40 Love and prayers for you all. ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: Susie Idom - West Monroe, LA

“To Shelly, Allysen, Austen, Mary & the entire Hood & Owen family, Our deepest sympathy to you during your time of loss. You are in our hearts our...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Torrance & Maria Seward - Chester, VA

“To Shelly, Allysen, Austen, Mary & the entire Hood & Owen family, Our deepest sympathy to you during your time of loss. You are in our hearts our...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Torrance & Maria Seward - Chester, VA

“Becky, my sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dear Father. May he rest well in Our Father's arms. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Beth Bell - Dyers burg, TN

“Becky, my sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dear Father. May he rest well in Our Father's arms. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Beth Bell - Dyers burg, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family...I'm so sorry for your lose...I've heard so many good things about Mr. Owen.. I only wish I could have...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Sandra Anderson - Mt.Juliet, TN

“So sorry to hear about your Dad, Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: steve sitrunk - bastrop, LA

“The Cosby family enjoyed such an encouraging friendship with Mr. Joe through the years. My dad and mom (Ronnie and Patty) and siblings (Jennifer and...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Ashley Cosby Fowlkes - KY

“I remember meeting him while Becky was a student at Harding and then again at a wedding in Louisiana. Such a delightful person who honored God in...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Beth Wilson - Searcy, AR

“I know Joe was ready, even begging to go home. I remember so many things about him at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca and at church atWhites Ferry Rd. what a privilege...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Janice R. Harper - Memphis, TN

“Becky, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Sue Butler - Union City, TN

“Becky: So sorry to hear about your Dad. He worked his whole life for the Lord and now it is time to receive his reward. He is at peace and...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Monica Addison - Monroe, LA


Joe Connell Owen Sr., 85, was born on April 14, 1928, in Gleason, TN and died July 20, 2013, at the Northeast Louisiana War Veteran's Home, Monroe, LA. Preceded in death by his parents, Chester Artemous Owen and Dedious Pearl Connell Owen; siblings, Artemous Owen Frakes, LaVerne Owen Cook, Mary Lou Owen Collins, Ruth Owen Grewcock, and Robert C. Owen. Mr. Owen is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carla Ashley Owen; his children, Dedious Willis and her husband Jerry of Chester, VA, Sammy Owen of Mt. Juliet, TN, Frank McMillan "Mac" Owen and his wife Mary of Divide, CO, David Owen and his wife Janice of West Monroe, LA, Joe Owen, Jr. and wife Shari of West Monroe, LA, and Becky Willis and her husband Jeff of Kenton, TN; Grandchildren, Shelly Hood, Julie Murphy, Sara Farmer, Erin Gorman, Tricia Unger, Sam Owen, David Owen, Danny Owen, Katie Owen, Heath Arthur, Cherry Hudnall, Callie Washer, Jenna Tyner, John-David Owen, Lauren Owen, Mac Aaron Owen, Denver Willis, Allison Willis, and Ashlyn Willis, and 25 great-grandchildren. Served in the U.S. Army almost 21 years retiring in 1974 as SFC (E-7). He moved to West Monroe, Louisiana that year to attend the Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ School of Biblical Studies, later serving as instructor. He was the church "pink" bus minister at WFR from 76-81. Later lived in Winn Parish from 82-87 and preached at the Bethel Church of Christ in Calvin, LA. Returned to Calhoun, LA to work as a warehouse and shipping manager at Howard Publishing and caretaker and cook of Camp Ch-Yo-Ca. During this time he preached at Cotton Valley Church of Christ and St. Joseph Church of Christ in Tensas Parish. He helped establish congregations at Lakeview, Tacoma, WA and West Ouachita Church of Christ. Joe and Carla met at the Church of Christ, Pacific Grove, CA, while he was stationed at Ft. Ord and married at the San Leandro Church of Christ. Previously he had served at Fort Bragg, NC and in Kirch-goens, Germany. From there he was sent to Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco with severe rheumatoid arthritis. After he recovered he was assigned to Ft. Lewis, WA; Baumholder, Germany; Fort Benning, GA; TuyHoa, Viet Nam; Ft. Lee, VA, where he retired from the Army. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 22 from 5-7 pm at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Services will take place at the Jackson Street Church of Christ, Monroe, LA on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, LA. Pallbearers are Josh Hudnall, Drew Tyner, Patrick Farmer, Hunter Murphy, John-David Owen, David Joseph Owen, Danny Owen, and Austen Hood. Honorary pallbearers are Mac Aaron Owen, Denver Willis and special friends from Jackson Street Church of Christ. Memorials may be made to Camp Ch-Yo-Ca or World Radio. Online condolences may be made at kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

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