Dateline: March 31, 2005
were held Friday, March 18, 2005, for Sam Owens, Jr., of Weatherford,
Texas, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie White
from Cross Plains officiating.
Sam was born November
15, 1927, in Amarillo to Sam and Cassie Owens.
He grew up in Hedley, where he received his elementary and high
school education. He attended Clarendon College and Texas Tech University,
and he received his Bachelorís Degree from West Texas State College in
1949. He and his family moved to Weatherford in 1983. He retired from
General Dynamics in 1986.
Sam was a godly man,
a member of the First Baptist Church, active in the Gideon Society, Senior
Citizens Center, Adult Choir, and the Christian Menís Fellowship of
Parker County of which he was a founding member and director.
He will be greatly
missed by family, friends, and persons he ministered to.
He was preceeded in
death by his son, David Owens; and his parents, Sam and Cassie Owens.
include his wife, Bobbie of the home; three daughters, Mary Elizabeth
Sedberry of Boyd, Texas; Donita Lynn Gill of Aurora, Colorado; and Deborah
Ann Light of Weatherford; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren;
four brothers, Jimmie Owens, Berle Owens, and Douglas Owens, all of
Amarillo and Merle Owens of Goodnight; and three sisters, Faye Naylor of
Hedley, Virginia Gafford of Amarillo, and Willi Pigg of Fritch.
bearers were members of the Gideon Society and members of the board of
directors of the Christian Menís Fellowship of Parker County.
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