William W. Owens age 90 of Malakoff, TX went home to be with the Lord on January 14, 2013 in Athens, TX.
Mr. Owens was born on April 23, 1922 in Scatter Branch, TX to the home of Hoyt Lafayette Owens and Mary Myrtle Surratt Owens.
Mr. Owens spent 27 years in covert operations with the Central Intelligence Agency and after retiring he entered into law enforcement. He was active in his community where he was judge for Star Harbor for ten years. He had been a member of the Lions Club, Rotary Club, American Legion, and Central Intelligence Retirees Association.
He proudly served our country in the army from 1944-1946 and a recipient of two Purple Hearts for wounds received in the war..
William is survived by his bride of 18 years Katherine Owens of Star Harbor, Clara Jo Owens, the mother of his three children, daughters Shirley & husband Lorin Durant, Pam & husband Rich Evans, Sons Jerry Owens, Russell & wife Roxanne Sardina, and Paul Sardina. His legacy continues with thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents Hoyt Lafayette and Mary Myrtle Owens, his brother Joe Thomas Owens and sister Louise Ramey.
Visitation for Mr. Owens will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 6-8 PM at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff, TX. Service will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Malakoff, at 2:00 PM with Bro. Charles Kimble officiating. Interment will be at the DFW National Cemetery on Friday, January 25, at 1:15 PM.
Pallbearers will be Ken Zimmer, Jerry Owens, Rich Evans, Richard Williams, Paul Sardina, and Russell Sardina.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com
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