Services for Melvin Clifton Owens Sr., 77, of Spur, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, 1993 in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Chris McCauley, Midway Church, Paducah; Rev. Melvin Owens Jr., Temple Baptist Church, Spur and Rev. Genoa Goad, First Baptist Church pastor, officiating.
Burial was in Spur Memorial Cemetery under direction of Campbell Funeral Home.
Mr. Owens died about 11:03 p.m. March 26 in the Stonewall Memorial Hospital, Aspermont following a lengthy illness. He was born in Haskell and made his home in Lubbock from 1952-1962 when he moved to Spur. He lived in Spur from 1962 until 1976 when he moved to Girard. He married Ethel Jo Dozier on February 9, 1952 in Lovington, NM.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW. He was a farmer and worked for Farmer's Co-Op Compress in Lubbock for over 10 years. He was a Baptist. Mr. Owens is preceded in death by one son, Billy Joe Owens, in 1962; and two brothers, Monroe Owens in 1972 and Pete Owens in 1974.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Melvin Owens Jr., Girard and Jimmy Owens of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Charlotte McCauley, Girard and Mary Charo, Seymour; a brother, Wesley Earl Owens, New Deal; three sisters, Winford Fleeman, Slaton; Opal Finley, Lubbock and Sina McDaniels, Houston; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers included Craig McCauley, Don McCauley, Aubrey McCauley, Charlie Roberts, Wesley Owens Jr., Larry Welch, Simmon Owens Jr. and Terry Owens.
©The Texas Spur, April 1, 1993From the records of Lillian Grace Nay, transcribed by Linda Hughes
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