Bro. Richard Lee Owens

Born: Tue., Dec. 23, 1941
Died: Fri., Mar. 13, 2015


3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 14, 2015
Location: Bernard Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Mar. 15, 2015
Location: Bernard Funeral Home

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Bro. Richard Lee Owens of Windsor, Ky died Friday, March 13, 2015

at his residence in Windsor. He was 73 years of age. Born in Russell

County on December 23, 1941, he was the son of the late Clarence Edwin and Zella

Withers Owens. He was the Founder and President of Owens Construction

Company, which he proudly operated with his family for more than 40 years.

After trusting Jesus Christ as his personal Savior he was scripturally

baptized by  Union Baptist Church. Soon afterwards, he surrendered to the

ministry and was ordained by the Cedar Springs Baptist church on

December 16, 1976 and has faithfully preached th Gospel for more than

forty years. During that time he has


served as the Pastor of the Valley Oak Baptist Church in Argyle, Ky and the

Carter Ridge Baptist Church in Mintonville, Ky. In 2014, Carter Ridge Baptist

Church had a surprise celebration to honor Pastor Owens for serving thirty

years as their pastor. He was one of the founding members and served on the

Board of Directors for the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center in Liberty, KY.

Also, he was an Advisory Board Member at Monticello Banking Company

in Liberty, Ky

Pa, as he was called by his grandchildren, enjoyed training his Quarter Horses,

cattle farming and Bluegrass/Gospel music. He was a member of the Melody Heirs

and the Joybells, which are both Southern Gospel singing groups in the mid 1960's

through the early 1970's.


wife: Mary Jo Goodin Owens

3 children: Ricky (Lesa) Owens, Teresa (Roger) Thompson

                 Ashley (Reggie) Tipton, all of Windsor

10 grandchildren: Ashton (Jeremy) Stearns, Joshua (Andrea) Owens, Wesley Thompson

   Jesse Owens, Savannah Owens, Owen Tipton, Evan Tipton, Atty-Kate Tipton,

  Anslee Tipton, Avery Tipton

1 sister: Judith (Gary) Wilson, Pulaski County

Funeral service for Bro. Richard Owens will be 1 PM. CDT. Sunday,

March 15, 2015 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Josh Owens and

Bro. Reggie Tipton officiating. Visitation after 3 PM. CDT. Saturday.

Burial in the Cedar Springs Cemetery.

Special Music: Chimney Rock Boys

Pallbearers: Charles Goodin, Wesley Thompson, Jesse Owens, Jeremy Stearns,

               Kim Lawson, Tony Lawson

Honorary Pallbearers: Bro. Cleveland Johnson, Bro. David Tewilliger, Bro. Dwight Charles Bullock,

              Bro. Duane Owens, Bro. Danny Yaden, Bro. Dwight Coffman, Bro. Melvin Sisson,

              Bro. Bobby Clark, Bro. Rayburn Sweet, Bro. Al. Wenzel,  Bro. Donnie Marcum

All expressions of sympathy can be given to Plant Brazil Missions or Gideons International.

These can be made at the funeral home.

Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.




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