Harry James Owen, 87, of Chester, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at McGuire VA Medical Center.
Born in Dinwiddie County on Jan. 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Oscar O. and Jennie Davis Owen, and the widower of Annie Thacker Owen. Mr. Owen was a United States Army
He is survived by a daughter, Peggy O. Meadows and husband, Robert, of Chester; two sons, H. Wayne Owen and wife, Judith, of Chester, and Ricky James Owen and wife, Debbie, of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one-great-great-grandson; and one brother, Tom Owen and wife, Thelma, of Dinwiddie.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with Pastor Neil Wheeler officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Richmond Fisher House Foundation, C/O Mr. Bret Wilkinson, EIN 27-3852276300, Arboretum Place Suite 660, Richmond, VA 23236. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com