Billie Lewis Owens

December 16, 1925 – September 7, 2018

Billie Lewis Owens

    Billie Lewis Owens, son of the late Orlie Owens and Esley Belle Stephens Owens was born in Bernie, Missouri on December 16, 1925 and departed this life at Cypress Point in Dexter, Missouri on September 7, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

Mr. Owens had been a Truck Driver and had operated O & S Auto Salvage in Bernie.  He was a member of Sunnyvale General Baptist Church of Rural Malden, Missouri.

He was united in marriage to Marlene Elizabeth Voss in Pontiac, Michigan on November 12, 1952.  Mrs. Owens preceded her husband in death on January 21, 2010.

Survivors include one son, Ronnie Lewis Owens & wife Terri of Bernie, Missouri; by two daughters, Darlene Young of Bernie, Missouri and Marilyn Lowrie & husband Leonard of Bernie, Missouri;  by one brother, Jerry Owens of Bernie, Missouri; by two sisters, Amy Green of Campbell, Missouri and Theeta Cokley of Bernie, Missouri; by five grandchildren, Valerie Crow, Jared Brown, Jennifer Smith, Wesley Owens and Preston Owens; by twelve Great-grandchildren, Karsyn Stone, Carter Crow, Jaylee Brown, Jules Brown, Jaxon Brown, Chloe Neuhaus, Rhett Smith, Ridge Smith, Mollie Owens, Parker Owens, Laynie Owens and Hallie Owens; also by other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death other than by his parents and his wife Marlene, by one son at childbirth, Stephen Lewis Owens; by two brothers, Buford Owens and Reuben Owens; by one sister, Pat Johnson.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.   Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday Morning, September 11, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. James Hamlett & Rev. Preston Owens officiating.  Interment will follow in Bernie Cemetery with Full Military Honors.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to:

St. Jude Children’s Research

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