Robert Lewis Owens

Published 6:21 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Robert Lewis Owens, 82, of 112 Dogwood Circle in Inman, S.C. passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at his residence.
Born in Tryon on June 28, 1929, he was the son of the late Cephas and Lilly Metcalf Owens and was the husband of the late Mrs. Dorothy J. Godfrey Owens.
Mr. Owens served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge from the military, he went to work for Rohr Aircraft in California and later went to work with Siemens in Roebuck, S.C. He was a member of the Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, the Tryon American Legion Post 250 and the Polk County Honor Guard Burial Squad.
He is survived by two daughters, Susan D. Croom and her husband, Stephen, of Campobello and Ginger Hodge of Inman, S.C.; son-in-law, Gregg Vassey, of Campobello; one sister, Doris McClure of Landrum; three brothers, Gene Owens of Columbus, Cavis Owens of Campobello and Gary Owens of Columbus; and three grandchildren, Michael S. Croom, Matthew R. Hodge and McKenna G. Hodge. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Owens and Elaine O. Greene; one daughter, Patricia O. Vassey; and two grandsons, Mark C. Croom and Joshua R. Vassey.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Seawright Funeral Home in Inman.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 7 at 3 p.m. at Seawright Funeral Home, with Rev. Randy Metcalf officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Polk County Honor Guard Burial Squad.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Charles George VA Medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, N.C. 28805 or Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302. The family is at the home.
Seawright Funeral Home & Crematory, Inman.

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