Owen Lea Partlowe, Sr., 71, of Linden, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Amerisist Assisted Living Residence in Front Royal.
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A memorial service will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by The Rev. John Yates. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Partlowe was born December 9, 1941, in Warren County, Virginia, son of George L. and Edith Updike Partlowe.
Mr. Partlowe was an electrician for the U. S. Government. He served in the Army National Guard of the Commonwealth of Virginia and as a Reserve of the Army. He was a longtime member of the NRA and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 829.
Mr. Partlowe was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He loved to observe nature and its changes and had tremendous respect for all its wonders as well as its perils.
Surviving are his loving companion, Charlotte Murphy of Front Royal; a sister, Kay Frances Cameron of Front Royal; a brother, Douglas Partlowe of Browntown; three grandchildren, Grayson Lea Partlowe, Paige Elizabeth Partlowe, and Bret Alexander Partlowe; and a number of nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Owen Lea "Chip" Partlowe, Jr.; and a sister: Georgiana Baggarly.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clifford Baggarly, Charlie Gray, Richard Hawkins, Mike North, William Murphy, and Henry Grigsby.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601.
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Maddox Funeral Home
105 West Main Street Front Royal, VA 22630
Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2013