August 13, 2022, 91, Goldsboro
Mr. Robert Forest “Bob” Owen, 91, (formerly of Roseboro) passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the North Carolina State Veterans’ Home in Kinston, North Carolina.
Born on December 5, 1930, in Sampson County, Bob was the son of the late William Forest Owen and Ethylene Cooper Owen. He served twenty-one years in the United States Air Force as a jet mechanic, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. He was always a great handyman and could fix just about anything. After retirement, he enjoyed doing odd jobs for all his neighbors and friends. He also loved having a vegetable garden and every year he would try to grow the biggest tomatoes and would share anything he had in his garden. Bob was an honorable man, with a heart of gold and a love for his family like no other. More than anything else, he loved spending time with his family. He will definitely be missed, but his legacy of love will live on through his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of sixty-six years, Emma Benton Owen of Goldsboro; son, Wayne Owen and his wife, Jill; daughter, Karen Jernigan and her husband, Ted; son, Gary Owen and his wife, Diane. Grandchildren: Adam Owen, Leah Norris, Kirk Jernigan, Jeffrey Jernigan, Allison Owen and Graham Owen. Great-Grandchildren: Brody Owen, Lily Owen, Sarah Jernigan, Ethan Jernigan, Sylvia Jernigan, Liam Jernigan and Layla Mae Jernigan; sister, Edna Welch; brothers: Jack Owen and Johnny Owen; and special family friend, Lynette Brock.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Owen.
Graveside services with full Military Honors will be held Thursday, August 18th 2022 at 11:00 am at the Salemburg Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Richard Toler officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be held immediately following the service at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Love Memorial Baptist Church, 192 Woodland Church Rd., Goldsboro, NC or to one’s favorite charity.
Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Owen family.