Donald E. Owens, Sr., 84, of Carlisle, went home to be with the Lord on
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his home. He was born on Sept. 1, 1930 in Carlisle, a son of the late Benjamin
Myoli Owens and Sarah E. Gumby, and was married to the late Isabel (Green) Owens, who died June 15, 2001.
was affectionately known as “Pot Roast”. He retired after many years of service with P.P.G.
Industries, Carlisle, and had also worked 20 years at the former Duffy-Motts Canning Factory in Aspers. He
was a member of the West Street A. M. E. Zion Church, Carlisle. Don was an avid sports fan and had followed
the “Dodgers” for most of his life.
He is survived
by three sons; William H. (wife, Marsha) Owens of Carlisle, Albert D. (wife, Quale) Owens of Snyder, TX and Donald E. “Hook”
Owens, Jr. of Carlisle, six daughters; Harriet A. Hodge of Carlisle, Sarah E. Horn of Carlisle, Donna M. Daughtry of College
Station, TX, Emma L. (husband, Charles) Carrothers of Carlisle, Roxann M. Creamer of Martinsburg, WV and Cheryl A. (husband,
Lesman) Knight of Carlisle, two sisters; Judy Owens of Brick, NJ and Sharon Owens of Philadelphia, 41 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren,
13 great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, one sister-in-law, Geraldine Owens of Carlisle and one
uncle; Milton A. Thompson of Carlisle. Don was predeceased by one son, Carl L. Owens, one brother, Robert L. Owens and one
sister, Gwendolyn Diggs.
A Going Home Service will be held on Friday,
August 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Vernol Hazel, Jr. officiating.
A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment
will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Memorial donations in Don’s name may be
made to his church, 136 South West Street, Carlisle, PA.
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Daddy I know that you are in a better place and for that I am very happy. Now you are with Mom and Carl
and I know that is giving you great joy. Kiss Gram and Mom Mom for me. Love you.
Donna O. Daughtry
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of bereavement.
Schanniah and the Horn Family, Houston, TX.
the Family of the Late Bro. Donald Owens, You are in My Prayers and are Praying for the Lord to Send the Comforter in this
Just to let all of you know Bro. Owens is Rejoicing with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I shall keep all of you in Prayer.
Ms. Mary Lee Scott
May you Rest in Paradise with your Beloved. You were a great man. Love and Blessings to the Family.
I miss an Love You ! I will never forget the talks we had. Hug an Kiss
Grandma for me .
To the family
of Donald Owens Sr. The Gumby family of Missouri send our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to our Owens family. Cousin
Donald was a great family man and person. He always kept in touch with us. Our father, the late Harry Lester Gumby loved
talking with cousin Donald and they would talk quite often by phone. We will miss him very much.
The Gumby family of
Missouri, Brenda Gines, Harry Gumby III, Rosalind Bauchum, Arvetta Prewitt
Potney you were one of my favorite cousins. You are now in the Lord's arms and " HIS " love
is wrapped all around you. RIP...
Marjorie Cheek ( Cheeko)
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