IVINS, OWEN DAVID - age 90 of Knoxville passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Clarity Pointe, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Ivins was born in Manton, Michigan, and grew up in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. He received his Chemical Engineering degree at Michigan State University and was employed by Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan for more than 30 years. In 1975 Mr. Ivins moved to Knoxville with Dow Chemical Hydroscience. His career continued with IT Enviroscience, also in Knoxville, from which he retired. He volunteered with Boy Scouts and youth sports for his children. During retirement, he enjoyed local travel with his wife Lois, container gardening and being with his granddaughters and family. Mr. Ivins was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Phillip Ivins; parents, Guy and Gladys Ivins; siblings, Orman Bishop and Margaret Brewer; brothers-in-law, Ken Chapple, Maynard Kaylor, John Fleugel, Clair Jurn, Robert Piegols and Harry Brewer. He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 62 years, Mrs. Lois Ivins; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Dan Rhea; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Lisa Ivins, son, David Ivins, all of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Susan Ivins of Denver, CO; granddaughters, Karen Rhea, Emily Swett (Jeff) and Ashley Ivins; sisters, Ellen Kaylor of Rocky River, OH and Ruth Fleugel of Peach Tree City, GA; sisters-in-law, Irma Chapple of Midland, MI and Ione Bishop of Manton, MI; many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Concord United Methodist Church sanctuary with Rev. Brent Hall officiating. The family will receive friends following the service from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church for the Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services (CADES) program, 11020 Roane Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934. The Ivins family wishes to express their gratitude to all of Owen's caregivers for their loving care and compassion. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Ivins family. www.clickfh.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23, 2013