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Bro. Richard Lee Owens, 73, Windsor, KY (1941-2015)

Bro. Richard Lee Owens of Windsor, Ky died Friday, March 13, 2015 at his residence in Windsor. He was 73 years of age.

The funeral service for Bro. Richard Owens will be 1pmCT Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 North Main Street, Russell Springs, KY. Bro. Josh Owens and Bro. Reggie Tipton will officiate. Visitation after 3pmCT Saturday, March 14, 2015.. Burial in the Cedar Springs Cemetery. Special music by the Chimney Rock Boys.

Born in Russell County on December 23, 1941, Bro. Owens was the son of the late Clarence Edwin and Zella Withers Owens. He was the Founder and President of Owens Construction Company, which he proudly operated with his family for more than 40 years. After trusting Jesus Christ as his personal Savior he was scripturally baptized by Union Baptist Church. Soon afterwards, he surrenders to the ministry and was ordained by the Cedar Springs Baptist church on December 16, 1976 and has faithfully preached th Gospel for more than forty years. During that time he has served as the Pastor of the Valley Oak Baptist Church in Argyle, Ky and the Carter Ridge Baptist Church in Mintonville, Ky. In 2014, Carter Ridge Baptist Church had a surprise celebration to honor Pastor Owens for serving thirty years as their pastor.

He was one of the founding members and served on the Board of Directors for the Central Kentucky AG/EXPO Center in Liberty, KY. Also, he was an Advisory Board Member at Monticello Banking Company in Liberty, Ky Pa, as he was called by his grandchildren, enjoyed training his Quarter Horses, cattle farming and Bluegrass/Gospel music.

He was a member of the Melody Heirs and the Joybells, which are both Southern Gospel singing groups in the mid 1960's through the early 1970's.

  • His wife: Mary Jo Goodin Owens
  • Three children: Ricky (Lesa) Owens, Teresa (Roger) Thompson Ashley (reggie) Tipton, all of Windsor
  • Ten grandchildren: Ashton (Jeremy) Stearns, Joshua (Andrea) Owens, Wesley Thompson Jesse Owens, Savannah Owens, Owen Tipton, Evan Tipton, Atty-Kate Tipton, Anslee Tipton, Avery Tipton
  • One sister: Judith (Gary) Wilson, Pulaski County
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Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY is in charge of arrangements.

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Bro. Richard Lee Owens, 73, Windsor, KY (1941-2015)

2015-03-13 - 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY - Photo courtesy Bernard Funeral Home.

Bro. Richard Lee Owens, 73, Windsor, KY (1941-2015

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