Tommy Owens, aged 78, longtime resident of West Logan, WV, went to be with his Lord this past Thursday, October 23, 2014, in Uniontown, OH, in the company of his family after a protracted illness.
Tommy was born September 17, 1936, in Glen Alum, WV. He is preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Frances; by his parents, William (Bill) and Bessie Owens of Delbarton, WV; two sisters, Annadell Gannon of Grove City, Ohio, and Bethel Curry of Delbarton, WV; by three brothers, Robert (Bob) of Wharen Cliff, WV, Harry of Taylor, MI, Jack of Lovely, KY. Surviving are his son and daughter-in law, Vincent and Sarah Owens of Uniontown, OH, and his daughter and son-in law, Gina and Jeff Rohal of Charleston, WV; three sisters, Gertrude Chapman of Grove City, OH, Linda (Marie) Minor of Proctorville, OH, and Janice Kirk of Grove City, OH; and by two brothers, Fred of Grove City, OH, and Philip of Voza, AL; five grandchildren, Heather, Hannah, and Emily Owens of Uniontown, OH, and Allie and Jeremy Rohal of Charleston, WV.
Tommy was a devoted husband to Frances for fifty years in their home at West Logan, and a model father to their children. He enjoyed the company of many longtime friends and neighbors. Tommy was a graduate of Gilbert High School, class of 1953. He was early employed by the Massey Coal Company, and then by Guyan Machinery Company (later Ludowici) in Chapmanville WV, where he managed the purchasing department for most of his forty years until retirement, and for a few years afterward part-time. He was an active member of the West Logan Church of God, where he helped teach the men's Sunday school class. He had also served as West Logan town recorder for many years, and served a term as mayor. He was a longtime follower of gospel quartet music, and was an avid baseball fan. Above all, he loved his family. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be handled by James Funeral Home in Logan, with calling hours at the West Logan Church of God, Friday, October 31, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; service will be held at the church Saturday, November 1, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Scotty Dingess officiating. The service will conclude at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a charitable donation may be made to the West Logan Church of God or to the Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation (www.crhcf.org) in Tommy's honor.
Condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com