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Richard Owen Jr.

SoVaNow.com / September 07, 2017

Richard Owen Jr., age 86, of Aiken, S.C., died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.

Mr. Owen was born Jan. 6, 1931 in South Boston, to the late Richard Owen Sr. and the late Sarah Wade Owen. He was a graduate of Washington and Lee University and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired as a sales executive with IBM Corporation after 33 years. Mr. Owen loved to entertain family and friends, was a voracious reader, and enjoyed his garden. He and his beloved wife, Ann, enjoyed traveling the world, with his favorite city being San Francisco by the Bay. An avid runner, he participated in the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta for 25 consecutive years. He will be remembered as a stylist and charming Southern gentleman and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by Ann Paxton Owen, his beloved wife of 29 years, his children, Josh Owen (Karen), Pam May (Dean) and a step-son, Doug Brown (Rebecca), his sister, Bertha Jane Dunavant (Jack), and grandchildren Andy Owen, Jack Owen, Jenny Owen, Ryan May, Sarah Nicole May, Matthew Jordan, Reid Brown, Annabelle Brown, Wilkes Brown and Ivy Brown and a son-in-law, Tom Jordan.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Owen is preceded in death by two sisters, Sue Dutrow and Sarah Wade Owen and a step-daughter, Loren Brown Jordan.

A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, Sept, 16, at 2 p.m. at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church with Father Grant Wiseman officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service in the Stevenson-McClellan Parish Hall.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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