Earl Owens

Earl R. Owens

SHREVEPORT, LA - A memorial service for a celebration of life for Earl R. Owens, 88, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 3301 St. Matthias Dr., Shreveport, La. Officiating will be Father Bill McBride. Inurnment will follow at N.W. LA. Veteran's Cemetery.

Earl was born July 24, 1925 to Alva and Ollie Owens in Galbraith, La. and passed away on February 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Melanie Owens Morris, and son, Danny Owens. Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Patricia Davis and her husband, Joe; brother, Tom Owens; grandson, Matthew Owens and wife Ashley; sister in-law, Mary Edwards; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Earl was in the Army Air Corp during WWII and served as a Belly Gunner on a B-17 and was later called back for duty in the Korean War. After returning from war he started work for Sklar-Phillips Oil and Gas until his retirement 35 years later. Earl loved life and had a love for dancing and for telling entertaining stories which will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The family would like to express a special thanks to his niece Michele Owens for the loving care and hard work provided by her to him.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to St. Matthias Episcopal Church Young at Hearts, St. Matthias Episcopal Church, or to the donor's choice.

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Funeral Home

Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Home-Shreveport
1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 222-0348

Published in Shreveport Times on Feb. 23, 2014