Mr. Jimmy Owens

Published 6:13 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mr. Jimmy Owens, loving father, husband and brother, passed away at his home on March 1, 2018, surrounded by loved ones.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1935, in Jackson County, North Carolina. Mr. Jimmy Owens was a Charter Member of Grace Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1974.  His last ten years of his military career, he served as the NCOIC of the Mental Health Services at Maxwell Air Force Base. His additional responsibilities were as Air University CHAP Officer (Children Have a Potential), drug abuse officer and responsible for the incoming personnel security clearance.  He was also responsible for the supervision and training of the enlisted and civilian personnel. He also performed psychological testing and evaluations. Mr. Owens interest included sports (won several world championships for the Air Force in fast pitch softball), fishing and gardening.  Mr. Jimmy Owens is survived by four daughters, Debbie Lester (Larry), and daughter Savannah Jordan, Col. (Retired) Diane Fletcher (Greg), and daughter Courtney and Christopher, Susan Weathers (Scooter) and sons Hunter, Troy, Michael and Owen, Dionna Frady and son John Michael; brothers, Kenneth Owens (Martha), Harold Owens (Naomi); many nieces and nephews and extended family.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Owens; parents, Lee Roy and Lula Owens; son, Michael Owens; brother, Vernon Owens.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnie Benefield officiating.  Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama.  Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service hour at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at  Higgins LaGrange Chapel, (706) 884-7117.