Obituary of Bobby Franklin Owens
Bobby Franklin Owens, age 84 of Kenton, Tennessee, passed away from this life on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at home. Visitation will be Saturday, January 21, 2023, at New Salem Baptist Church from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Funeral services for Mr. Owens will be conducted on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 2:00pm in the chapel of New Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Daryl Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.
Bobby was born in Obion County on December 8, 1938, to the late Frank and Elizabeth (Green) Owens. Bobby served in our United States Army for two years. He was a retired farmer, truck driver, and a bus driver for Obion County Schools. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church in Mason Hall. Bobby always loved to be outdoors. If he wasn’t mowing or watering his lawn, he was working on something in his shop. Even though, he was confined to his wheelchair, he still managed to get on his lawnmower, most pretty days.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean (Dowland) Owens; son, Kevin Owens; sister, Peggy Harrell; brother, Terry Joe Owens; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mary Edith Owens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Salem Baptist Church, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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