Mr. Owens was born in Wausau, FL, on August 4, 1941 to John Owens and Cora Dee Atwell Owens. Mr. Owens was a long time resident of Wausau. He was a kind and generous man to all who knew him. Through his hard work he was founder and owner of J.D. Owens Company of Marianna.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jaunell Smith Owens; five children: Tessera Owens Ward, Thomas Owens and wife Angela, Ken Owens and wife Teresa, Scott Owens and wife Kayla, and Jenny Strickland and husband Tracy, all of Chipley. He has 12 grandchildren: Shanna Gillispie, Samantha Westbrook, Shawn Owens, Cameron Owens, Wade Owens, Cierra Owens, Isabella Kelley, Bria Cannizzaro, Chelsey Owens, Zander Owens, Casey Strickland and Chase Strickland; and also seven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Wausau Assembly of God in Wausau. Interment will follow at Wausau Memorial Gardens.
Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.