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2012-07-26 / Obituaries

Gerald “Jerry” Owens

November 30, 1938 - July 20, 2012

Jerry was born November 30, 1938 in Tanglewood and was the son of Marcus Wesley & Vida Mae (Provence) Owens and was the youngest of 12 children. He was raised in Tanglewood until the age of 10 when he moved to Houston. He lived in Houston for the next 23 years before moving to Rockdale in 1972. He and Janette Lane were married August 23, 1957 in Houston.

Jerry worked for IGC as an electrician and retired in 1992 after 15 years of employment. He was a member of Forest Grove Christian Church and attended school at C. E. King High School in Houston. He was a fix it man and would take on just about any job. He enjoyed reading and working cross word puzzles.

He was preceded in death by 7 brothers, Wilford, Harold, Roy, Hubert, Mervin, Joe Dan and Archie Owens; 4 sisters, Lorine Rochell, Louise McKnight, Robbie Perryman and Jean McQueen, and his parents.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Janette Owens of Rockdale; daughter, Linda J. Owens of Rockdale, son, Marcus Wayne Owens and wife Sherry of Lexington; 4 Grandchildren, Leanna, Regina, Brandie, Candace, and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were graveside at 10:00 AM Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Forest Grove Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Smith officiating.

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