Bobby Wayne Owen

Bobby Wayne Owen

Windsor, VA
10.10.1937 - 04.17.2017
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Bobby Wayne Owen passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017. He is preceded by his father Arbie Rudolph Owen and mother Lula Kate (McDuffie) Owen, brother Doyle Aubry Owen, and sister Sylvia Owen Thomas. Bobby (or Wayne as he was called by many) was born in White Oak, NC on October 10, 1937. He attended Elizabethtown High School and graduated in 1956 and joined the U.S. Navy in that same year and retired in 1979 as a Chief Petty Officer. Bobby was also a graduate of Old Dominion University. He was a member of Windsor Baptist Church in Windsor, Virginia.


Bobby is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna Jean (Jones, Howard), Owen, a brother Stacy Mac Owen and his wife Judy, a daughter Catherine Ann Brady and her husband, Paul, and four stepsons, James, John, Joel and Jeffrey Howard. Bobby has one grandchild, Owen Brady and 10 step-grandchildren and five great step children.


The family will receive friends on Monday April 24, 2017 from 6-7:30 PM at R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory 509 W Washington St., Suffolk. A service will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Windsor Baptist Church 4 Church St, Windsor with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Dr. Jon Corson will be officiating. Burial will follow at Albert G Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery with military honors. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Union Mission Ministries 5100 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502 and Windsor Baptist Church. Condolences may be offered at

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R.W. Baker & Co.
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
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Windsor Baptist Church
4 Church St.
Windsor, VA 23487
United States


I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He always stopped by to visit and talk of old times when he came back to our neighborhood. I will treasure my memories of him.

David H. Faircloth

My love, thoughts and prayers are with Donna and the family at this time.

Carolyn Harrup

Dear family, may God the Father of tender mercies (Psalm 83:18) surround and comfort all of you during this difficult time and may you find comfort in the promise of a resurrection in Acts 24:15.


I'm sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. Bobby and I worked together at AB Dick Company for many years where he was a dedicated service tecinician. Customers loved Bobby and his fellow employees respected him as well. He is now in the care of the Lord.

Dan Holland

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