Alan D. Owens | Obituaries | Republic-Times
Alan David Owens, 82, of Columbia, died September 28, 2021 at Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, Mo. He was born September 23, 1939 in Potosi, Mo., son of the late Lloyd and Hallie. (nÃ©e Silvey) Owens. He was married to Allie “Chris” (nÃ©e Taylor) Owens, who survives him.
Al Owens was a handsome man who loved his family and friends. He had a big heart and would light up the room when he gave his movie star smile. Al and Chris married on June 19, 1976 and began their 45-year love affair. They both describe themselves as âthe love of their lifeâ and this was evident in the happy memories created over the past 45 years. Al and Chris loved to travel and especially cruises. They have been to many exciting places and have continued to inspire others to live fully. Al enjoyed playing golf with longtime friends and even became Marshal at a local golf club when he retired from Proctor and Gamble. Al never met a fish he didn’t like, and he and Chris spent many hours fishing and enjoying life in various lakes. He was a true dog lover and had treats for all the dogs in the neighborhood.
Al loved his church family at Hope Christian Church and was especially dedicated to his work in the pantry. Al will be sadly missed, but his memories will live on with all who loved him.
In addition, the survivors are a son, Geoffrey G. (Kelly) Owens; sisters-in-law Debbie Mays, Mary (Charlie) Cappel and Mary Mays; and lifelong friend Ivan Thompson. He was a special uncle to his nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was also predeceased by his sister Alta Gaede; sisters-in-law Shirley Hooker, Frances Reckert, Billie Vitale and Rose Ross as well as brothers-in-law Glen Mays and Darrell Mays.
A memorial service will be held at Hope Christian Church at 11 a.m. on October 16 with Pastor Darrell Jones officiating.
A funeral procession will meet at Leesman Funeral Home in Colombia at 12:45 p.m. on October 8, escorted by the Patriot Guard to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Interment with full military honors will take place at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of customary commemorations, the family gratefully requests that commemorative contributions be made to: Hope Christian Church – Food Pantry, 9273 Coach Stop Rd., Columbia.
Leesman Funeral Home, Columbia, made the arrangements.