William Patrick Owsley, 63, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at his residence.
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He was a native of Hardin County, a farmer, a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church and was on the board of directors for Hardin County Farm Bureau. He was a deacon and usher and worked with 3-year-olds at Cecilia Baptist and Severns Valley Baptist churches. He earned the American Farmer Degree shortly after graduating from high school, the highest degree in the Future Farmers of America.
He was preceded in death by his father, David M. Owsley.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Baughman Owsley; a daughter, Becca Owsley of Rineyville; a son, Jason (Brenda) Owsley of Glasgow; his mother, Iva Lee Owsley of Elizabethtown; a brother, Larry (Lois) Owsley of Prospect; a sister, Karen (Barry) Birdwhistell of Elizabethtown; a stepgranddaughter, Tessa Norris of Glasgow; three nieces; three nephews; two great-nieces; and five great-nephews.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Severns Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Langley and the Rev. Erdie Carter Jr. officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and continues at 10 a.m. Sunday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the youth ministry at Severns Valley or Clarity Solutions for Women.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Oct. 5, 2012