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Richard William Owen
  • January 12, 1936
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  • June 20, 2021

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Richard William Owen on June 20, 2021.

Richard, also known as Rich to those who loved him, was born in Long Island, New York on January 12, 1936, to Mildred and John William Owen.

He spent his formative years in Hollywood, Florida. After high school he joined the Air Force and proudly served his country.

Richard and family moved to Salt Springs in the 1970’s where he retired from Clay Electric, later settling down in Ocala, Fl.

Richard enjoyed serving the Lord with his musical talent. He played drums in gospel groups with various churches throughout the years. He loved dancing, spending time with family and telling jokes to make us all smile, he will be sadly missed.

Richard leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Carole Owen, Ocala, FL Sister Burnette Lunsford, Salt Springs Fl.
His son Scott Owen (Lisa)Bradenton Fl. Daughters Tammy Mcqueen(Anthony) Port Orange ,FL And Bonnie Rainone (Tom) of Ocala Fl. Grand children Crystal Owen, Justin Pintor. Amanda Shanks, Scott J. Owen, Tomas Owen, Megan Scotch ,Maria and Allie Rainone .7 great grandchildren and 2 on the way and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 26th, 2021, between 2pm – 4pm at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society. 954 East Silver Springs Blvd Suite 200 Ocala, FL 34470

Military Honors will be performed at the Memorial Service. Pastor Eddie Park will officiate.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Richard’s life.


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  1. Barbara Cato says:
    23 Jun 2021
    I am truly going to miss Richard. I have many many wonderful memories of working with him at Clay Electric. He truly was amazing on the drums! We used to have an employee cook out and he would play in the band. He always had a way of making you laugh!! Telling funny stories or a good joke! He was a good Christian man who loved his family and friends dearly and with all his heart! I was so glad we kept in touch after he retired as he always held a special place in my heart! I know Carole and the family are going to miss him terribly and I pray that that sadness is replaced with how happy he is in his heavenly home! Knowing I will see him again for all eternity makes me so happy! Sending much love and prayers to you all, Barbara Cato

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