Richard Wayne Owens 76, of Maryville, TN was born in Cawood Kentucky to George Oscar Owens and Marjorie Pauline (Lundy) Owens.
He graduated Loyall High School in Harlan County in 1964. After High School Richard moved to Indiana where he worked for Jenn Air Corporation for 23 years and Best Lock for 11 years before retiring to Tennessee.
Richard loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren, going to air shows and was a fan of Tennessee football. He took flight lessons in his younger years, enjoyed coin collecting and he was a model train enthusiast.
He was preceded in death by his father George Owens in 1999.
He is survived by his children Angela Lawson, Lori Klingler (Lee) and Marc Owens. Grandsons Matthew Lawson (Denise), Cody Lawson (Emma), Jacob Klingler (Katie), Jonathan Klingler, Josiah Klingler, and Luke Owens. Great-grandchildren Silas Lawson, Harlan Lawson, Preston Lawson, Russell Hudson, Ella Hudson and Jaxon Klingler. He is also survived by his mother Marjorie Pauline Owens and his siblings Carolyn Sue Griffith, Philip Anthony Owens (Lori) John Gregory Owens (Cathy) and Joyce Elaine Clark (Mike) as well as several nieces and nephews.
Richard was a kind man that will be missed by all who knew him. The family will hold a private service with a celebration of life at a later date.