October 22, 2021
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Rex Keith Owen

1936 – 2021

Services for Rex Keith Owen, 85, of Alba, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 5,  at Enon Baptist Church. Bro. Reggie Day will officiate. 

Interment will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lane Owen, Mark Couch, David Pyron, Chad Lennon, Brad Lennon and Matthew Stephens. Honorary Pallbearers will be Glenn Owen, Charley Benedict, Kim Castloo, Gary McKenzie, Jimmy Don McKenzie, Keith Johnson, Brian Terrell, Wesley McKenzie and Douglas Hass.

Mr. Owen died on July 29, 2021, at his residence in Alba. He was born on January 6, 1936, in Commerce to Harvey Eugene and Mary Jewell Parkins Owen. On November 22, 1956, he married Jeanan McKenzie in Alba. He retired in August 1992, from the U.S. Forest Service after 35 years of service. He moved to Alba in September of 1992, and he was a member of Enon Baptist Church. 

Mr. Owen is survived by his wife of Alba; sons, Philip K. (Buck) Owen of Alba and Brett K. Owen and wife Dana of Hillsboro, Ore; daughter, Shanna K. Hale and husband Jeff of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Nancy Janell Steed of Alba; eight grandchildren, Heather Gonzalez, Amy Espino, Glenn Owen, Jacelyn Kristy Terrell, Mary Kristyna Stephens, David Ray-Keith Pyron, Jace Keaton Owen, and Brena Kade Owen; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Gene Owen; daughter, Dawn K. Owen; daughter-in-law, Pamela Anne Owen; and granddaughter, Jesselyn Kate Hale.

Memorials may be made to Reflections Hospice, 502 E. Goode St., Quitman, TX 75783, or Enon Baptist Church, P.O. Box 399, Alba, TX 75410.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, at the funeral home.