Willie Walter Owens, age 88, died Thursday August 23, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS with his family by his side. He was born July 15, 1930 in Water Valley, MS to the late Fred Owens and Annie Coward Owens. Willie worked at the Water Valley Coca-Cola bottling plant before its closure, and then continued his career at Blu Buck Mercantile, and in recent years, Sartain’s Home and Auto. Willie enjoyed watching his favorite comedies on television as well as being a dedicated baseball fan. He confessed a hope in Christ at the Martin Street Church of Christ in Water Valley, MS. He was a faithful member there until his health failed.
Services are planned for Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 12 :00 Noon at Martin Street Church of Christ with Rev. Dexter Ross officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time. Burial will be in the Martin Street Church of Christ.
He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, James Owens of Water Valley, MS and Bobby Owens of California; three sisters, Gertrude Owens and Annie Bell Owens, both of Water Valley, MS and Margaret Johnson of Oxford, MS; one brother, Russell Owens of Chicago IL; nine grandchildren; a very special friend, Miss Mae Nell Gray of Water Valley, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Claudie Mae Jones, Ethel Oliver, and Ella Mae Owens; and four brothers, Freddie Harris, George Owens, Robert Owen, and Leslie Owens.