Cecil Owen

Obituary for Cecil Owen

March 21, 1921 - May 15, 2020
Pendleton, South Carolina | Age 99


Cecil Owen, 99, died peacefully Friday May 15, 2020. He was born in Liberty March 12, 1921 a son of Arley and Lizzie Tallie White Owen.

Cecil grew up in Liberty and was drafted into the US Army. He was a quartermaster during World War II, serving in India, Burma, and China. When he returned Cecil started painting homes. He was a residential painter for many years, retiring at the age of 80. He was a long-time member of Refuge Baptist Church, serving in just about every position there at one time or another. He was a member of American Legion Post #113 in Pendleton. At the time of his passing he was the oldest member.

Cecil is survived by his son, Steve of Pendleton; two daughters, Carolyn James (Frankie) of Greenville and Linda Cartee (Larry) of Pendleton; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother, Arley Owen, Jr. of Easley; and a sister, Avanelle Whitfield of Seneca. In addition to his parents Cecil was predeceased by his wife, Mattie Ena Bowen Owen; and seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, May 19 at the Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, 108 Cross Creek Rd., Central. Burial will follow with military rites at Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery.

The funeral service can be watched below.

Friends may visit with the family from 6-8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Those who wish to remember Cecil in a special way may make donations in his memory to Refuge Baptist Church, 219 Refuge Church Rd., Central SC, 29630 or Faith Fellowship, 2230 Old Greenville Hwy, Pendleton, SC 29670.

Click the play button above to watch the service.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Those who wish to remember Cecil in a special way may make donations in his memory to Refuge Baptist Church in Central or Faith Fellowship in Pendleton.
  • Refuge Baptist Church
    219 Refuge Church Road
    Central, SC 29630
  • Faith Fellowship
    2230 Old Greenville Hwy
    Pendleton, SC 29670

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Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
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