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“Earla, you know how much I love you & your family & I do apologize for my tardiness, but I know that you understand. Truman will be missed by so...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Delma Casey - Rsvl, AR

“Thinking of you. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Christine Turner Triplett - AR

“We are so sorry for the passing of Mr Owens. Please feel free to contact us , if there is anything we can do. Our thoughts and prayers are with you....Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Tricia Bentley

“Dear Owens Family, I have such fond memories of the music program at Second Baptist and Truman's leadership there. I always enjoyed his singing. ...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Rhonda Clark - Titusville, PA

“To Earla and family.. So sorry to hear about your loss. Truman was a great person and very well thought of, he will be greatly missed. My prayers...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: shirley joyner - clarksville, AR

“We send our best wishes to Earla and family. Truman was a good man and will be missed by many. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Tom & Iris McAnally - Conway, AR

“Earla, I am so sorry for your loss but happy for heaven's gain. Love you. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Paula Hartlein

“We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Larry Lay - Russellville, AR

“our thoughts and prayers are with Ella and the family. he was trully a wonderful person, ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: rachel Johnson - friend

“I'm so sorry. You are in my prayers. I will miss seeing Mr. Truman in clinic. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa Ivy - russellville, AR

“Lee-Theresa-Stacy-Dereck-Allysa,May GOD comfort you in your time of loss. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Randy Nokes - Greenbrier, AR

“Lee, Teresa, Stacey, Derek, and Alyssa my sincere condolences for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you and your family! ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Hugh Laws - Russellville, AR

“Ms Earla and Family Mr Truman accepted me like a brother and friend. I was truly bless to have know him. May GOD Bless you and your family.He will...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Troy Howell - Horn Lake, MS

“Dearest Earla and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers this morning. God bless you as you say a temporary farewell to a really special man. ...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Charlie and Nell New - Friends

“A precious friend who will sorely be missed. Much love & prayers to his family, also precious friends. ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: C.B. & Jean Lunsford - AR

“Ms. Owens and Family: Although it has been many years since you all were at Barton High School, I still have memories of your time spent there. I do...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Brenda Helton Weaver - Southaven, MS

“Truman was a Great man of God and Such a blessing to me as a young person. A man who enjoyed music and showed it. I will always remember growing up...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Larry K Bean - St. Louis , MO

“Your sweet family remain in my prayers as you put Truman to rest. I know they are rejoicing in heaven as he adds his beautiful voice to the heavenly...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Jackie Casey Millsap - AR

“Dear Earla and family, I know your hearts are saddened by the loss of your dear loved one. My prayer is that God would grant each of you peace,...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Becky Ellison - Russellville, AR

“Kim, Lee, Faith, Earla...I will miss Truman. I always appreciated how supportive he was of the programs in the Russellville School District and the...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Travis Beard - russellville, AR

“We will sing together one day in Heaven. You will be missed, but Heaven gained a wonderful angel. Prayers of comfort to Earla and family. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Boyce and Susan Johnson - AR

“Sorry to hear if your loss! The Chester Bean family will keep you in our prayers. Truman was a great person and his friendship was important to our...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Bean - Russellville , AR

“Dear Owens Family, We are so sorry for your loss but are rejoicing that he is with the Lord and no longer in pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Liu - Hahira, GA - Friend

“I remember Truman watching all the ballgames that Stacey and Derrick played in. He was so nice and sweet. Always polite. I just remember him as a...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Tonya Stane May - Beebe, AR


Truman Lee Owens, age 78, of Russellville, went home to be with his Lord, Friday, November 29, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. He was born November 10, 1935, in Clarksville, Arkansas to Truman and Aggie Dale Lantz Owens. He was a graduate of Clarksville High School ('53) and College (University) of the Ozarks. After college, he pursued a career in teaching and coaching in the public school systems in Phillips County. He returned to the River Valley area to complete his career as safety director for the poultry industry. Truman followed his passion for music throughout his life as music director in Philllips County, Arkansas, Second Baptist Church in Russellville and Crow Mountain Baptist Church where he was a charter member. In the 70's he was a part of a Southern gospel quartet "The Countrymen". While in Phillips County, he was an active member of the Masons as well as a veteran. The order of importance in his life was God, family and music. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Tom Owens; and one sister, Neomia Wise.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Earla Owens; a son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Teresa Owens of Russellville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberlee and Allen Hamon of Omaha, Arkansas and Faith Owens of Russellville; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, James and Dorothy Owens of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Carl and Patti Owens of Beebe and Glenda Owens of Clarksville; a sister, Wanda Scholtes of Clarksville; five grandchildren and three spouses, Jennifer (Ben) Newhouse, Bobby (Jamie) Hamon, Stacey (Bo) Whitaker, Derek Owens and Alyssa Owens; four great-grandchildren Brooke and Caleb Newhouse, Braden Blake, and Kenzie Hamon.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Crow Mountain Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Jeff Cheatham and the Rev. Don Rose. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville, under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Crow Mountain Baptist Church Building Fund, 1138 Crow Mountain Road, Russellville, AR 72802.

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