Obituary: Earle B. Owen Jr.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Earle B. Owen Jr., 74, formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.

Mr. Owen was born in Roanoke, Va. He served in the Air Force, and retired from Teledyne Lewisburg in 2002, after more than 24 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earle B. Owen Sr. and Hilda Grace Koon Owen; first wife, Marie Faulkner Owen; and second wife, Mildred Watson Miller Owen.

He is survived by his son, David E. Owen of Nashville; daughter, Janet M. (Bradley) Hungerford of Hermitage; stepdaughter Patricia F. (Kenneth) Hillard of Lewisburg; stepson Bobby Keith (Jeanette) Miller of Shelbyville;

and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Oct. 9, in Nashville. At his request cremation has taken place and interment will be conducted by his family at the Mt. Joy Cemetery in Blount County, Ala.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Mr. Owen's name to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St, Nashville, TN 37203.