Obituaries

Marion ‘Buck’ Owens -

Marion “Buck” Owens, 69, Jonesborough, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN.

He was a native of Williamsburg County, South Carolina, and the son of the late George D. and Mettie Collins Owens.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.

Buck was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired after twenty three years in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Eden United Methodist Church, the Masonic Rhea Lodge, Shriners, past Commander of American Legion Post 400 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Buck is survived by his wife of thirty years, Kathleen Ryan Owens, daughters, Amanda K. Butterfield and husband Jason, Audra M. Owens-DeBoard and husband Christopher, son, R. Scott Owens and wife Suzanne, two grandchildren, two sisters, one brother, several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the docters, nurses, and the entire staff at the VA Medical Center for the loving care they provided to Buck during his stay there.

A Celebration of Life service for Marion “Buck” Owens was held Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Tetrick Funeral Services with Dr. Ed Nelson and Reverend Jake Herron officiating.

A Committal and Interment service was held on Thursday in Mountain Home National Cemetery. Full Military honors were provided by Boone Dam VFW Post #4933. Pallbearers were chosen from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were the Jericho Fez Patrol.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or to Eden United Methodist Church, 1620 Mill Springs Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659.

Online condolences may be shared through www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. 610-7171.