, Port Arthur, Texas


February 7, 2013

Russell Owens, Sr.

PORT ARTHUR —    Russell Owens, Sr., 84 a native of Beaumont, Texas and a resident of Port Arthur, Texas for 45 years, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013.  He was employed by the City of Port Arthur, Texas for over 30 years.  He was a long standing member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee and member of the usher board.

   Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 6200 Roosevelt Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas.  A visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. until service time with Rev. Robert L. Perry officiating.  Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.

   He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Mary Lou Owens of Port Arthur, Texas; four children Russell Owens, Jr. of Port Arthur, Texas, Byron Owens (Kimberley) of Mansfield, Texas, Rosa Owens Roberts (Eric) of Beaumont, Texas and Tamara Owens of Washington, DC, two sisters Eldora Perro of Port Arthur, Texas, Shirley Akens of Rancho CuCamonga, California and one brother Timothy Owens, Jr. of Port Arthur, Texas; four grandsons Jamaal Zachere, Cory Owens, Christian Owens, and Cade Owens; one great-grand daughter, Jadance Zachere; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


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