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John William Owen

December 24, 1932 October 24, 2020
John William Owen
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Obituary for John William Owen

John William Owen died Saturday, October 24, 2020. He was 87.

A native of Canton, MS and born on Christmas Eve 1932, he was the son of the late Joe Maxwell Owen and the late Marie Farr Owen Reid. He attended Madison High School where upon his 18th birthday was immediately sent to war in Korea where he dutifully and honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was allowed time to return home and walk with his high school graduating class. In his younger days, he was a sports car enthusiast and loved to race cars. He was a very talented and skilled machinist and mechanic. He loved his family and took good care of them. He will be missed dearly by his family.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Billie “Kitty” Owen, who died in 2019; and a granddaughter, Sandra Puckett.

He is survived by his sons, Ricky Thaggard, of Madden, MS and John Owen, of Jackson; daughters, Sherry Humphrey (Bob), of Huntsville, AL and Tamara Puckett, of Jackson; grandchildren: John Dean Puckett, Regan Humphrey, Will Humphrey, Dakota Killingsworth, Trace Thaggard, and Storm Owen; brother, Joe Maxwell; sister, Loretta Newton; and a host of other relatives.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020 in Montgomery Cemetery in Madison, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital of Mississippi, 2500 N State St, Jackson, MS 39216 or by visiting www.friendsofch.org/give or made to a favorite charity.

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Graveside

Monday

26

Oct

11:00 AM 10/26/2020 11:00:00 AM
Montgomery Cemetery

madison
Madison, MS 39110

Montgomery Cemetery
madison Madison 39110 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

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Montgomery Cemetery Final Resting Place

madison
Madison, MS 39110

madison Madison 39110 MS
United States

Memorial Contribution

Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital

University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
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