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William Ernest McOwen


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William Ernest McOwen Obituary
William Ernest McOwen

Memphis, TN

William was born on January 26, 1927 in Hughes, AR to Ernest and Annie D. McOwen, who preceded him in death. He went home on April 2, 2017, at the age of 90. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Gene, and one sister Marjorie.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anna Lee Shull McOwen, three daughters, Sharon (Joe) Johnson, Brenda (Randy) Plunk, Betty (Harry) Staten, one son Ernie (Amy) McOwen, two sisters Carolyn (Andy) Riggle and Juanita Anthony. He leaves behind scores of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.



He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved most of all to play his fiddle and sing harmony with all of his buddies. He was a WWII Army veteran and served in Germany. He drove a truck for Yellow Freight which he retired from at 58.

Visitation only will be Wednesday, April 5 from 12-2 p.m. in Forest Hill Cemetery, Holmes Road, Memphis, TN, followed by graveside service. In lieu of flowers please donate to the or a .
Published in The Commercial Appeal from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2017
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