Larry Jones Owen, 73, of Newberry, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 2, 2022.
He was born on September 28, 1948 to the late Ansel W. and Dena Mae Ellison Owen. He was employed by Crown Ford in Greenville as a truck diesel mechanic and then as a shop foreman at U.S. Express Southwest Motor Freight until their closing. Larry farmed part-time while he was working and continued to farm with his son, Jacob, until his death.
He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was happiest with his Lord, family, friends and his farm. Larry was an active member of New Chapel United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee and maintained the church grounds.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mayzelle Cannon Owen; a son, Jacob Owen and his daughter-in-law, Emily; grandsons, Jeremiah Owen and Noah Owen; brothers, Danny Owen and Andy Owen both of Belton; a brother-in-law, George Cannon and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Owen and a sister, Jo Anne Kittredge.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at New Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bruce Palmer. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Memorials may be made to New Chapel United Methodist Church, 133 New Chapel Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Active pallbearers will be Warren Hillard, Charlie Metts, Melvin Epting, Mike Longshore, Joey Lake, Jamey Medlock and Thomas Shaver.