Willie Owens

Published 7:19 pm Thursday, August 9, 2018

Funeral services for Willie Owens, a Vicksburg native, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Oak Chapel M. B. Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev Dellie C. Robinson officiating; interment shall follow under the direction of W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home. There will be a visitation hour on Friday, Aug. 10, from 6-7 p.m. in the funeral home.

Willie Owens passed away on Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Jackson Veterans Home following a brief illness. He was 70. He was a retired long haul truck driver and veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Arebia Owens, and his brothers, Charles Owens and John Owens.

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He is survived by his brother, Carl Taylor of Norfolk, Virginia; his sisters, Ruby James of Missouri City, Texas, and Debra McKinney of Dallas, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and others.