The Obit For Fred Owens

Fred E. Owens

Nelson Funeral Home
July 10, 2012


Fred E. Owens, 76, born and raised in Williamsburg, passed away on July 9, 2012. He was the son of the late Walter and Ethel Owens, grandfather of the late Jessie Elizabeth, and brother of the late Al "Butch" Owens.

Mr. Owens proudly served with the U.S. Marines and played professional baseball for the Chicago Cubs farm team. He had an extraordinary career with the Department of Defense, from where he retired after 32 years. In his spare time, he was an avid golfer and completely restored his 1929 Model A. And most of all, he was very devoted to his wife and children.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sandy Owens; son, Shawn Owens (Amy); daughters, Jenny Mowry and Deena Owens; grandchildren, Samantha and Jarod Mowry and Evan and Garrett Owens; sisters, Patty Stewart (Buck) and Frances Mylum (Frank); and sister-in-law, Ann Owens.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 14 at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.