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    Mr. Owens

W i l s o n Eugene (W.E.) Owens

CONROE—Wilson Eugene (W.E.) Owens, a sixth generation Texan, was born Aug. 19, 1928, in Tanglewood.

He was called to his next ministry on June 6, 2019, at his home in Willis at the age of 90.

Funeral service was held at Cashner Colonial Chapel in Conroe on Tuesday, June 11.

Graveside services will be held at Hugh Wilson Cemetery in Tanglewood at 12-noon Wednesday, June 12.

Mr. Owens was born the youngest of five boys to George and Evie Owens.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1954, where he proudly served as a radar chief in Germany and on the Baltic Sea.

As an ordained minister, his proudest moments were those of his long years of selfless service as a volunteer chaplain in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, ministering to men incarcerated within the TDCJ. Many men came to know the Lord as a result of his tireless efforts on the Lords behalf.

Mr. Owens was preceded in death by his daughter, Darlene Owens Kurchak, and a granddaughter, Valerie Wolff.

Survivors are his wife of 38 years, Lena Marchese Owens; and two sons, Kenneth E. Savoy-Owens, Charles Owens and wife Christina Owens; also, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers and other gifts, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Rockdale Reporter

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