Larry Gene Owen, 75, of Steeleville, passed away at 1:34 AM, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the Sparta Community Hospital.
Larry was born on August 15, 1943, in Pinckneyville, the son of Waldo and Opal (Davis) Owen. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965 and was stationed in Guam. He then married Paula K. Wolters, on September 6, 1975, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Sparta, and they shared 43 years of marriage. Larry was a retired bookbinder from Steven Graphics in Birmingham, Alabama. Larry was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church, Campbell Hill, and the BBK American Legion Post #480, Steeleville.
Larry is survived by his wife; Paula K. Owen, of Steeleville, 5 children; Mark Allen Owen, of Goodyear, Arizona, Mathew (Natasha) Owen, of Ava, Stacy (Michael) Hughey, of Ava, Stephanie (Terry) Savage, of Vestavia Hill, Alabama, Nathan (Jennifer) Owen, of Steeleville, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 1 brother; Stanley Hubler, of Benton, Illinois, 4 sisters; Susie Wilson, of Sparta, Linda DeSpain, of Coulterville, Sandy Oyler of Pinckneyville, and Heather Hubler of Pinckneyville.
Larry was preceded in death by his Parents, three grandsons, one granddaughter, one brother, Brad Owen, and two sisters, Darlene Sero and Marlene Dinges.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, July 19, 2019, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, Campbell Hill, with Rev. Alan Kornacki officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Campbell Hill. Visitation will be at Wilson’s Funeral Home, Steeleville, where friends may call from 5 pm until 8 pm on Thursday and on Friday from 7:30 am until 9 am, then from 10 am until 11 am at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Peter Lutheran Church.
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