Houston F. Owens Sr., 90

May 19, 2009

-MAY 17, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Houston F. Owens Sr., age 90, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Sunday, May 17, 2009.

He was the son of the late Lewis Owens and Leathia Roper Owens.

Mr. Owens was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He then worked as a machinist at Letterkenny Army Depot, where he later retired in 1978.

He was a member of American Legion Post 46, the Marine Corps League and the AMVETS, all of Chambersburg.

Mr. Owens is survived by seven children: Houston F. Owens Jr. (Cynthia) of Chambersburg, Loretta Gordon of Chambersburg, Betty Redmond (James) of Las Vegas, Nev., Maurice Owens of Chambersburg, Thomas Jackson of York, Pa., Lionel Jackson of York, Pa., and Gwen Campbell of Martinsburg, W.Va. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Owens Griffin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Washington Owen; a son, Louis Owens; and two siblings, Leonard Owens and Hilda Newman.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service time. The Rev. G. Nathan Bell will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by Charles W. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.

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