Roy Adkisson Owen, 88, of The Tree House, Wesley Commons, husband of Julie Goodwyn Owen, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at Wesley Commons Health Center. Born in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late Leland P. and Louise Adkisson Owen. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and attended Bailey Military Academy and The Citadel. He obtained the rank of captain during World War II, where he served in the Southwest Pacific in the 41st Fighter Squadron flying P-39 and P-47 fighter planes. He retired as vice president of Greenwood Savings and Loan. A member and former deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, he also served as an elder and treasurer of the church. He was a former member of the Greenwood Rotary Club and Greenwood Country Club. Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Roy A. Owen Jr. of Greenwood; and a grandson. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Thursday in Edgewood Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Joe Walker and the Rev. Carol Peppers Wray. Memorials may be made to a charity of one s choice. Blyth Funeral Home is in charge.
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