Gerald Eugene Owen
Gerald Eugene Owen
  • December 14, 1935 - January 24, 2018
  • North Carolina

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Gerald Eugene Owen, 82, died on January 24,2018 at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn, North Carolina. He was born on December 14, 1935 in Kings Mountain, NC and raised in Greenville, SC. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Lula Harris Owen Larabee, and his father, William Russell Owen of S.C.

Gerald served 23 years in the military and retired from the United States Air Force as a Technical Sargeant in 1980. He then attended Valdosta State College (now University), Georgia, and graduated with a BA in education. After graduation, he taught social studies studies, history, and served as a baseball and basketball coach in Georgia and Louisiana.

Gerald spent many years in church work in Grand Forks, ND; Apple Valley, California, Clovis, New Mexico; and Ray City, Georgia. He served in many Capacities: choir member, music director, soloist, Sunday school teacher, children's church worker, ordained deacon and ordained lay preacher.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Faye Bernard Owen; his son, Donald Christopher Owen; daughter, Ann Renee Owen; and Nelson Eugene Owen and wife Aleasha Marie Owen and their two daughters Rylee Lynn Owen and Holly Faye Owen.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.