REGAN, Tenn. – Willie Lee Owens, 73, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1939, in Calhoun County to Lee Ander and Rosa Talent Owens. He was a retired businessman, truck driver and cattle dealer. He also enjoyed training, riding and showing walking horses. He was a member of Scotts Hill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Madia Newman Owens of Ragan, Tenn.; two sons, Tony Owens of Regan, Tenn., and Mike (Nancy) Caruso of Chicago; two daughters, Ramona Owens of Jacksonville, Fla., and Becky (Bob) Cobb of Dyersburg, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Weslee Partington of Jacksonville, Fla., Ashley Cobb (Josh) Hyatt of Knoxville, Tenn., Caleb Cobb of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Michael, Matthew and Marissa Caruso of Chicago; great-grandson, Evean Partington of Jackson, Fla.; and three sisters, Vannie Ree Parker and Erma Shankle of Calhoun City, and Betty (Jerry) Haimes of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; G.W., James Owens and an infant brother Sherman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Vardaman with Bro. John Haimes and Bro. Robert Alexander officiating. Burial will be at New Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun County
Pallbearers will be Dave Shankle, Barry Shankle, Stacey Shankle, Scott Shankle, Tim Parker, Marvin Morris, Kenny Adams and Landon Adams.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a cancer fund of your choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.