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Allen Wayne Owens, 67
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Rock Island resident and Warren County native, Allen Wayne Owens, 67, was born March 16, 1955 and died Aug. 26 following an extended illness.

He was the son of Thomas “Doc” Owens and the late Zada Pauline McGregor. He was preceded in death by sister Clata Owens, step-mother Louise Owens step-siblings Tony Simmons, Bobby Simmons, Edward Simmons and Cathy Bouldin.

Owens was employed at Carrier Air Conditioning in Morrison for 30 years. He later retired from Schneider Electric in Smyrna after 15 years.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Rhonda Owens, son Dr. Jeremy Owens and wife Brandy, grandchildren Jacob, Laken, Lila, Tyler and Maggie Owens, siblings Betty Woods, Bud Owens, Wanda Owens, Gail Burns, Sandy Hall, Glenda Hughes and their respective spouses, step-siblings Barbara Cantrell, Donnie Simmons, Linda McAdams and Frances Nolan, many nieces and nephews, special mother-in-law Wanda Smartt, and longtime friend and karate buddy Mike Bouldin.

Mr. Owens was of the Christian faith, he had accepted Christ and was baptized and ready to go to his heavenly home.

Per Mr. Owens wishes, he will be cremated. Arrangements will be made at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home and High’s Cremations, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 31, 2022