Marshall Henry Owens, age 89 of Clearcreek Township, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties. He was born January 24, 1930 in Speedwell, Tennessee to the late Ossero and Paradine (Edwards) Owens.
In addition to his parents, Marshall is preceded in death by several siblings.
Marshall is survived by his wife of 69 years, Audra (Braden) Owens, children, Larry (Debbie) Owens, Kimberly (Jim) Combs and Tina (Tim) Partin; grandchildren, Phillip (Trista) Owens, Nicole Owens, Jesse Combs and Hannah (Chet) Ozmun; great grandson, Elliot; 3 siblings, Claude, Nila and Alida; close neighbors, Barb, Rob and Cheryl as well as numerous extended family and many friends.
Growing up Marshall learned many valuable skills working in his father’s blacksmith shop. He worked a short time on the railroad in Michigan before going to General Motors in Dayton where he retired. As a young adult, Marshall gave his life to the Lord and served Him faithfully all his adult life. He loved serving as a deacon, usher and greeter. He was always ready to share his testimony. Marshall enjoyed vegetable gardening, yard work and spending time with family. He will always be remembered for his story telling and ability to make people laugh.
Family will receive guests from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday, April 15, 2019 at Urbancrest Baptist Church, 2634 Drake Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036. Service will immediately follow at 1:00 pm with procession to Miami Valley Memory Gardens, Centerville for burial. Memorial contributions may be made to Urbancrest Baptist Church Missions Department to the church address or Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties to the attention of the Hospice of Dayton Foundation, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.
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