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George Andrew Owens, Sr.

June 21, 1932 July 3, 2019
George Andrew Owens, Sr.
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Obituary for George Andrew Owens, Sr.

George Andrew Owens, Sr., 87 years of age of Grundy, VA, peacefully passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Loganville, GA. Born June 21, 1932 in Fleming, KY, he was the son of the late Tom Owens and Martha Ellen Adams Owens. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County, VA.

George was a graduate of Virginia Tech where he received his degree in Mining Engineering and was at the top of his class in Earth Sciences. He was a Garden High School class of 1949 graduate, a member of Victory Baptist Church of Vansant, VA, a former coal mine operator, enjoyed genealogy, woodworking, golfing and was an avid collector. A loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Elizabeth “Gerry” Bohon Owens, daughter Ruth Ellen Elzey, sisters Vanessa Looney, Hannah Strunk, brother Tommy Joe Owens.

Survivors include his wife Betty Jo Kinney Owens of Fayetteville, NC; son George A. Owens, Jr., and wife Debbie of Abingdon, VA, Tim Owens of Loganville, GA; sisters Nancy Hutchinson of Lawton, OK, Rosemary Bentley of Remmington, VA, Ellen Mabe of New Augusta, VA, Janie Owens of Oakwood, VA, Vickie Hall of Gainesville, VA.

The family wishes to mention the special love, watch, and care given to him by his niece Charity, Pam Owens and Ann Williamson, with heartfelt appreciation and endearing thanks.

He is also survived by his grandchildren Owen Frye, Linzy Owens, Aaron Frye, Trey Owens, Charity Owens and Chaz Owens, eleven great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandson, several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, July 9th after 6:00 p.m. with a Celebration Of Life Service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

A service for George Andrew Owens, Sr., will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Kenny Horne officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Princeton, WV.

Active pallbearers will be his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Protect Healing Waters Fly Fishing, which supports Veterans with disabilities. Donations can be made online at www.projecthealingwaters.org.

Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com.

The family of George Andrew Owens, Sr., have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

9

Jul

6:00 PM 7/9/2019 6:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

A Celebration Of Life service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

10

Jul

11:00 AM 7/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resthaven Memorial Park Final Resting Place

1917 West Main Street
Princeton, West Virginia 24741

1917 West Main Street Princeton 24741 West Virginia
United States
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