Originally created 07/11/98

Mr. Gerald Owen Sr.



AIKEN -- Mr. Gerald L. Owen Sr., 77, of 791 Henry St., died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Lakeside Baptist Church, Clearwater, with the Revs. Bill Reese and John George officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Graniteville.

Mr. Owens, a native of Hendersonville, Tenn., had lived in Aiken for 46 years. He had retired from DuPont at the Savannah River Plant after 39 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and deacon of Lakeside Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Christine H. Owen; a son, Gerald R. Owen Jr., Aiken; a daughter, Dottie Plummer, Douglasville, Ga.; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Gentry, Tom Plowden, Michael Frank, Heyl Lowe, John Sanders and John Howell.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Joy Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Lakeside Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 17281, Clearwater, SC 29822; or to Hitchcock Hospice, 721 Richland Ave. W., Aiken, SC 29801.

Rivers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.