Gerald Dean "Jerry" Owens

Age: 82
Born: November 06, 1934
Died: October 25, 2017

Obituary

Gerald (Jerry) Dean Owens, 82, of Norwood, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, October 25th. Jerry was born in Morley, TN to James and Stella Owens on November 6, 1934. Jerry served with pride in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955 and served in the Korean War. He was awarded the bronze star, Korean service medal, United Nations service medal, Korean Defense service medal, and the Air Force good conduct medal. Jerry was also a vital part in establishing a Veterans Memorial Park in Norwood, Ohio. Jerry was raised a Master Mason in Melrose lodge #671 in 1968 and served as a worshipful master in 2000. More recently a member of Buckeye Lodge #150, American Legion #123 in Norwood, Ohio, and Rolling Thunder Chapter #9.  Jerry was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 58 years Kathy Owens. His parents, James and Stella Owens and his brother, Clyde Owens. He is survived by his son Jim Scott (Mary); daughter, Linda Furnish (Rick); daughter, Donna Owens, and son Darren Owens (Jenny); granddaughter, Malina Carnell; grandsons, Dylan and Austin Owens; Great granddaughter, Alahna Leonardo; great grandson, Elijah Carnell; brother, Joe Owens (Pat); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerry received a Community Service Award from the First Masonic District for his dedication to our veterans of the United States Military for the amount of donations he collected.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the VA of Cincinnati 3200 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Visitation

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Memorial Service

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm

Interment

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Gerald Dean "Jerry" Owens

Age: 82
Born: November 06, 1934
Died: October 25, 2017
  • John C Jones
    Relationship: Friend

    I worked with Jerry on many projects, but the one that I remember vividly was his work in bringing the Vietnam Memorial Wall to Dorl Field in Norwood. He worked hard and long to honor all our Veterans for their service. As Jerry marches through the Gates of Heaven, may the melodic strains of the old tune Garry Owens waft through the air as he hears all the Veterans who have preceded him with "Well Done!"

  • Patty Owens Kessler
    Relationship: Niece

    Jerry was the best uncle anyone could be lucky enough to have. He was loud and funny. He was also wise when you took the time to listen. I will miss him more than words can say. Love you and Godspeed.

Gerald Dean "Jerry"  Owens

Gerald Dean "Jerry" Owens

Age: 82
Born: November 06, 1934
Died: October 25, 2017