Rev. Robert Douglas Owens passed from this life March 1, 2008, at the age of 72 years. He was born in Slagle, Louisiana, and has lived in San Antonio, Texas for the last several years. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Amos P. and Edna Franklin Owens, his first wife, Delona Eskridge Owens, a grandchild, Joshua Owens, and three brothers. Buford A. Owens, Herman Owens, and Rev. Bruce Owens. He is survived by his wife, Velda R. Owens one son, Steven Douglas Owens and wife Lee; one grandson, Steven Douglas Owens II and wife, Rachael; three stepsons, Robert Austin and wife Josie, Timothy Austin and wife Deborah, and Joel Austin and wife Melynda. Also surviving is one brother, Rev. M. D. Owens and wife Erma; seven sisters, Margaret North and husband Phillip; Lenora Saunier, LaVonne Pugh and husband Jim; Doris Craighead and husband Billy; Edna Davis and husband Joe; Wanda Owens; Marlene Davis and husband Louis; along with one great granddaughter, Sydney Owens, nine step-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Owens served twenty-one years in the military, particularly during the VietNam Conflict, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He also pastored for a number of years at churches in Louisiana and New Mexico. His latest work was in El Paso, Texas. The visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Sunset North Funeral Home, 910 North Loop 1604 East (between Stone Oak Parkway-Voigt Dr. and Hwy 281. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 12 Noon at the funeral home with Rev. David Caruthers officiating. The interment with military honors will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I've been out of touch for a week or so because of the passing of my father after an extended illness. I'll return online sometime soon after Sunday the 9th of March. Friends and family that were unable to attend services may view his memorial page at MEM.