Owens, Rev. Robert Owens, Rev. Robert EdwardRev. Robert Edward Owens, 84, of East Allen Township, formerly of Bradenton, Florida and N. Indiana, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2015, at home in the loving care of his family. He was the husband of Jane E. (Guinnup) Owens. They observed their 36th wedding anniversary last January 4th. Born in Commerce, Georgia on June 29, 1931, he was a son of the late Dewey and Anise (Ingram) Owens. Ed, as he was affectionately known, graduated from Manatee High School, Stetson University, and earned a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary. Reverend Owens served the Lord for more than 45 years in Southern Baptist, American Baptist, and United Methodist Churches before retiring in 1998. He and his wife, Jane are members of Covenant United Methodist Church of Klecknersville. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Jane, he is survived by a son, Robert D. Owens of East Allen Township; four grandchildren, Bradley Owens, Lauren Cobb and her husband, James, Robert and Katherine Owens; a sister, Vela Skipper of Bradenton, Florida; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Lawrence E. Owens, and a brother, James Hollis Owens. Services: A Memorial Service in celebration of Reverend Owen's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, Inc., Village of Moorestown - Bath. Contributions: may be made in memory of Reverend Owens to the Bath Area Food Bank, c/o St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 206 E. Main Street, Bath, PA 18014.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 17, 2015.