Hunting 07

Cody Elmer Levi Owen

December 7, 1995 ~ March 13, 2021 (age 25)


Cody Elmer Levi Owen,25, of Jackson County, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Memorial Mission in Asheville.

Cody was an avid Bear hunter and Razor rider. He was such a fun loving and a big-hearted friend to everyone he came in contact with. He was always a phone call away for his family and friends, Cody would be there no matter what he was doing or the time of day.

Cody is survived by his mother, Loretta Luker (Matt Hoyle) and his father, Steven Owen (Heather Waldrop); fiancé, Maria Kirkland; stepdaughter, Clara Faith Panell; an unborn son, Wyatt Levi Cody Owen; two brothers, Dylan Reece of Sylva and Dawson Reece of Waynesville. Stepbrother and Stepsister, Landon and McKayla Waldrop of Sylva; Grandparents, Elmer (Hop) Luker of Tuckasegee, Ann (Cookie) Luker of Sylva. He is survived by many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Cody is preceded in death by his grandparents Carmel and Pansey Owen.

Cody will lie in state from 1:00pm Friday, March 19, 2021 through 8:00pm Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the home of his mother, Loretta on Blanton’s Branch Road, Sylva.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Cedar Baptist Church, Tuckasegee with the Rev. Jason Bryson and Rev. Travis Owen officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm-2:00pm prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Mathis Cemetery in Tuckasegee.

Pallbearers are Dawson Reece, Dylan Reece, Carson Shular, Johnny Akins, Josh Hair, Danny Stephens and Aaron Messer. Honorary Pallbearers are Steven Broom, Aaron English, Dustin Warren, Dalton Broom, Jeff Buchanan, Toby Brown, Jesse Ammons, Jamie Saunooke, Kevin Field, Jesse Stephens, Jacob Oakley, Nolan McIntosh, Mitch Jenkins, Doug Owen, Gary Owen, Bryan Owen, Jimbo Wilson, Eric Mathis and Ernest Franks.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

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March 21, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cedar Baptist Church

Funeral Service
March 21, 2021

2:00 PM
Cedar Baptist Church

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