Obie Owens Sr.
BARLOW — Obie Owens Sr., 87, died at 1:10 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah.
Mr. Owens earned a Purple Heart and was an Army veteran of World War II. He retired as a supervisor for Improvement Forge Steel Company in Cleveland. He was a member of Barlow Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Owens; two sons, Obie Owens Jr. of Flint, Mich., and Paul Owens of Barlow; two daughters, Glenda Boock of Canandaigua, N.Y., and Patti Porter of Cleveland; one brother, Miles Owens of Flushing, Mich.; three sisters, Marcella Martin of Flint, Connie Dupoyster of Wickliffe and Glenda Schwarz of Kinston, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister. His parents were Barney and Lilly Owens.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Mounds City National Cemetery in Mounds City, Ill. with the Rev. DeWayne Chadwick officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m Monday, July 15, 2013, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center.
Contributions may be made to Barlow Baptist Church Youth Ministries, 135 N. Sixth St., Barlow, KY 42024.