Mr. Edwin Lynn Owen, better known as "Bud," of West Jefferson passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, 2013, at his residence. He was 63.
Mr. Owen was born in Ashe County on Thursday, Oct. 6, 1949, to Zollie Mae Spencer Owen and the late Alton Reeves Owen.
He served in the U.S. Army where he was a highly decorated Vietnam veteran. He was co-owner of Owen Brothers Electric for 32 years. Bud enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Zollie Mae Spencer Owen; three brothers, Darell Owen and wife Mary of West Jefferson, Allen Owen and wife Nita of Raleigh, and Curtis Owen and wife Betsy of West Jefferson; one sister, Aleta Blevins and husband Lanney of Kingsport, Tenn.; nieces and nephews; Alisha Owen and husband Dustin, Emily Fair and husband Keith, Christy Burke and husband Josh, Ory Owen, and Evan Owen; and great nieces and nephews, Ryan Ainolhayat, Raegan Fair, and Carter Burke.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Boone Family Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Furches officiating. Burial will follow in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military rites.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. two hours prior to the funeral service.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Ashe Services for Aging, 180 Chattyrob Lane, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
The family will receive friends at the home of Curtis and Betsy Owen at 229 Owen Lane in West Jefferson.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.