LAWNDALE-Clifford Jerry Owens, 58, of 140 Gateway Drive, Lawndale, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.
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Born July 22, 1954, he was a son of Clifford Owens and Zula Craig Owens.
Jerry was a member of Fallston Baptist Church where he served on the building committee. He also served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Owens.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 31 years, Rita Patterson Owens; three sons, Jeffrey Brackett, Jerry Brackett and Brandon Owens; two daughters, Camilla Carpenter and Candence Tapia; eighteen grandchildren; brother, Randy Owens of Shelby; and sister, Gail Owens Ellis of Mooresboro.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fallston Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Funeral Service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Fallston Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. David Blanton
Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fallston
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Fallston Baptist Church, P.O. Box 116, Fallston, N.C.
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 18, 2013