Stuart Owens Sr.


SHERWOOD -- Stuart Allen Owens Sr., 74, of Sherwood, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center.

He was born on January 31, 1940, to John and Ample (Skeens) Owens in Grundy, Va. Stuart served in the U.S. Army. He retired from General Motors Powertrain and was a member of UAW Local 211. Stuart liked to play guitar, shoot pool and work on cars.

Stuart is survived by his children, Dale McGlothin of Grundy, Va., Debbie Jones of Thomasville, N.C., Sharon Helms of Thomasville, N.C., Cathy Osborne of High Point, N.C., Anna Gonzales-Medrana of Lexington, N.C., Linda Owens of Sherwood, Ohio, Bobbie Jo Moore of Lexington, N.C., Stuart Owens Jr. of Sherwood, Ohio, Priscella Santos of Defiance, Ohio, and Austin Owens of Sherwood, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Fayette Ratliff of Virginia, John Owens Jr. of Maryland, Lucille Owens of Virginia, Robert Owens of Virginia and James Owens of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Lou Owens; and brothers, Thomas, Godfrey and Bobby Owens.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio. Funeral services will be held immediately at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the funeral home, with Pastor Timothy G. Reynolds officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences can be given at

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