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Richard Lewis Owen

March 27, 1956 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 64)


Mr. Richard Lewis Owen, 64, passed away Friday, January 19, 2021 at his home.  Mr. Owen was born March 27, 1956 in Jackson County to the late John Lewis Owen and Lula Fisher Owen- Swann, where he was a life long resident.


Richard worked for WNC Paving Company for many years before retiring. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.


Survivors include his daughter, Jessica Owen Cochran and husband, Tim of Franklin, NC; a son, Josh Owen and his wife, Cindy of Tuckasegee; a brother, Clarence Owen of Tuckasegee; two sisters, Deborah Farmer and Kelly Rich both of Sylva; and two step-grandchildren, Mark Mintz and Cody Mintz.



A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the spring of the year.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canada Volunteer Fire Department, Charley’s Creek Rd. Tuckasegee, NC 28783.


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