LOLY RONALD OWENBY
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FLAT ROCK - Loly Ronald Owenby went home to be with the Lord on Monday November 5th after a long battle with heart disease at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. He was the son of the late Ben and Gladys Hill Owenby. He is also preceded in death by a brother Douglas Owenby.
Ron is survived by his wife of 45 years, Pat G. Owenby; son, Kevin (Sunny); grandchildren, Carson Cameron, and Samantha; a sister, Lorraine O. Wheeler (Dennis); and 2 nephews and a niece.
Ron was a loving husband, father, and granddad. Ron and Pat were married in December 1967. Pat graduated from WCU in 1968 and she then joined Ron in Valdosta, Ga. where he was a Staff Sergent in the Air Force. After his service, he went back to work for GE in Henderson County and retired after 30 years. He served his community by helping organize the Broad River Vol. Fire Dept. where he served as Chief for 33 years. He just celebrated his 67th birthday.
The funeral will be on Wednesday Nov. 7th at 3 PM at Broad River Baptist Church where he was a member. The family will receive friends from 2 PM until the service hour. Rev. Jimmy Justice, Wade Huntley and Bob Hagan will be officiating the service.
For those who would like to leave words of comfort for the family may do so under his obituary at www.wilsonfamilyfuneralservice.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 6, 2012