1925 - 2015 James Edsel Owens, 90, of Beaumont, died Sunday, September 6, 2015, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Nederland. He was born on June 8, 1925, to Ruth Patterson Owens and George Washington Owens, in Paris, Texas. James was a United States Navy veteran having served in World War II with the Black Cat Squadron. Survivors include his son, Bill Owens and his wife, Joyce, of Beaumont; daughter, Julie Davis and her husband, Stephen, of Nederland; son-in-law, John W. Pace of Buna; grandchildren, April Morreale and her husband, Richard, of Beaumont; Bradley Owens of Beaumont; Captain Travis Davis USMC and his wife, Chrissi of New Bern, North Carolina; Katie Davis of Port Neches; and Sara Hillin and her husband, Brian, of Beaumont; and great-grandchildren, Logan Morreale, Luke Morreale, Landon Morreale, Layton Morreale, Cayden Owens, Parker Owens, Brody Owens, and Atticus Hillin. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pauline Owens; daughter, Lynda Pace; and three sisters. A gathering of Mr. Owens' family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2015, at Broussard's. A family committal will be held at Broussard's Crematorium. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 8, 2015