Eugene Owens, 84, of Calico Rock, Ark., died May 3, 2008, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was born May 17, 1923, to James and Augusta Vernatter Owens in Calico Rock.
As a young man he was first an auto mechanic, then owner and operator of a sawmill. In his later years he worked with cattle.
Survivors include: three sons, Jerry Owens of Dolph, Jimmy Owens of Calico Rock and Johnny Owens of Calico Rock; two daughters, Linda Bell of Calico Rock and Loretta Ducker of North Little Rock; one sister, Helen Fitzhugh of DeSoto, Kan; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by: his parents; his wife of 61 years, Colleen Jennings Owens; one son, Joseph Wayne Owens; two daughters, Brenda Haney and Roselle Stanley; two grandchildren, Joseph Wayne Owens and Shannon Stanley Grady; one great-grandchild, Jaben Grady; three brothers, Henry Owens, Japeth Owens and Ulyless Owens; five sisters, Mary Griggs, Fair Smithson, Leona Lively, Maxine Lively and Lorene Blankenship; and one son-in-law, Keith Bell.
Funeral services were held May 6 at the Howard Funeral Home Chapel in Calico Rock with Bro. Gail Wooten officiating. Interment followed in the Roselawn Cemetery in Calico Rock under the direction of Rolle Crouch Funeral Home in Melbourne.
Pallbearers were Brandon Stanley, Shane Owens, Travis Owens, Dwaine Bell, Gregory Ducker, Jeremy Owens and Jason Owens.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.