Robert Charles “Bobby” Owens passed away on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, at Community Hospice in Fort Worth, Texas.
He was born to Richard W. Owens and Bessie L. Robinson Owens on December 12, 1926.
Bobby graduated from Wolfe City High School, attended East Texas State College, and graduated from Gupton-Jones Mortuary School in Dallas. He was one of the “Greatest Generation”, serving his country during World War II with the Army, and Merchant Marines.
He was married to Mineuwan Barker Owens in 1946, who preceded him in death. In 1964, he married Millo Virginia Hammett in Burnet, Texas. Millo and Bobby worked side by side at the funeral home and in their community. They were true partners for life and would have celebrated 55 years of marriage on August 29th of this year.
A friend to all, Bobby cherished his years serving his community as a funeral director, starting to work at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home with his father at a very young age. Just last week, he was recognized by the Texas Funeral Directors Association as the longest surviving funeral director in Texas where he had been licensed for 70 years.
Bobby was instrumental in founding the Wolfe City Little League, Webb Hill Country Club, Wolfe City Kiwanis Club, and the Wolfe City Historical Foundation. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of Mount Carmel Cemetery for over 50 years; Treasurer of the Wolfe City Chamber of Commerce; long-time member of the First Baptist Church; Secretary of Wolfe City ISD Board of Trustees and was a leader on the Wolfe City Homecoming Committee for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mineuwan Barker Owens, his sister Lila Owens Reneau, his grandson Colin Owens, and his brother-in-law Bill Reneau. He is survived by his wife Millo of Wolfe City; son Dick Owens and wife Ola of Wolfe City, and daughter Shannon Owens Schumacher and husband Doug of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Heather Owens Singleton and husband Brad of Austin, Alex, Anna and Adrian Schumacher of Fort Worth; and great-grandchildren Carter and Zane Singleton of Austin.
He leaves a wonderful legacy of loving people and caring for his community. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home. Service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Wolfe City.
Gifts of remembrance can be made to Mt. Carmel Cemetery Trust Fund, First Baptist Church Memorial Fund or the Colin Owens Memorial Scholarship.
A wonderful man to so many in WC has entered heaven. God bless the family in this hard time
So sorry a great man and huge loss to Wolfe City.
Sorry for your loss.
Bobby was a good man and will be missed by a lot of people.
Bobby Rest In Peace in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bobby was one of the nicest guys, we will really miss him! It was a pleasure always working with him.
Bobby was such a wonderful man. He has been a true main-stay for our family for so many, many years, and he was loved by all. The community of Wolfe City has lost a true leader and friend.
Thoughts and prayers for the Owens family. Bobby will truly be missed.
Our deepest sympathies in your loss of Mr Bobby. He was such a fine man and his passing will leave an empty space in many hearts and in the community. Prayers of peace for all.
To the Owens family & staff.
Our deepest & sincerest condolences.
Bobby was a true inspiration & friend to so many.
He will truly be missed.
The Compton Family.
He will be truly missed. He was a pillar of this community and gave unselfishly for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with the Owens family during their time of loss. May God hold you up and give you strength.
So sorry for the loss of Mr Owens. May God wrap his arms of Love, Strength and Comfort around each of you during this time of sorrow. May your memories of him remain in your hearts for peace. Prayers for all of you.
Sending love and prayers to all of you. Bobby always had a smile and made sure the Barker family was well taken care of during the times we lost loved ones. He was loved and will be missed by all.
Millo and Dick I’m sorry to learn of Bobby’s passing! I enjoyed my many visits with him on my trips back home – as I know you will – I too will miss him!!
Bobby was such a wonderful man. He was a true main-stay for our family for so many, many years, and he was loved by all. Wolfe City has lost a true community leader and friend.
One of our greatest honors was receiving an award from Baylor University the same evening that Bobby and Millo received the same honor from Baylor. Bobby was one of our best friends and will be greatly missed.
Truly a wonderful person and will be missed by all
Our thoughts are with the Owens family in the passing of a true gentleman!
The Wolfe City and area communities were enriched by his caring and compassion!
So sorry for your lost; Bobby was a very sweet man, he will be cherished & missed by many.
We were so sorry to hear about Mr.Owens! We are sending Love and prayers!