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Doug Owen

Doug Owen

Saturday, January 31st, 1942 - Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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Obituary

Douglas Ray Owen lived 78 joy filled, fun loving years before leaving this world on March 12, 2020. Prior to his 31-year residency in Rankin, he graduated high school in 1960 from Littlefield High School in Littlefield, Texas. He attended West Texas State University, prior to receiving his teaching degree at Texas Tech. He taught vocational agriculture at Three Way ISD in Texas, Dora ISD in New Mexico and Rising Star ISD in Texas. While in Dora ISD, he was nominated for New Mexico Teacher Of The Year. He was City Utilities Manager for the City of Rising Star Texas. Throughout his life he enjoyed many hobbies such as racing cars, woodworking, helping with community events, collecting stamps, fishing and going to rock concerts. Most of all his favorite hobby was spending time with his family and friends.

On January 31, 1942, he was the third child born to Julius Elvin Owen and Sallie Lee Sexton. In May of 1964 he married his beautiful, loving wife Rebecca Nan Shipp. He is survived by her and their 3 children James Russell Owen and his wife Marcy Owen, daughters Rebecca Reid and Trudi Moss and her husband Jeremey. 3 grandchildren, Justin Armendarez, Kelcey Beavers and husband Brandon, and Tanner Peacock. 2 great grandchildren, Leyanna and Chloe Beavers. Also numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 siblings Donald Owen, Evelyn Rivers, Jerry Owen, and Bobby Owen.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church in Rankin with Reverend Bobby Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Rankin Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until service time at the Church. Pallbearers are Paul Michum, Danny Michum, Jeremey Moss, David Switzer, Wayne Allman and Terry Pollard.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church of Rankin
    Address
    801 Halff Street
    Rankin, Texas 79778
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  • Service

    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church of Rankin
    Address
    801 Halff Street
    Rankin, Texas 79778
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Bobby Davis
  • Interment

    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 |
    When
    Sunday, March 15th, 2020
    Location
    Rankin Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Rankin 79778

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Heather Hedges

Posted at 12:22pm
My you rest in peace Uncle Doug. Heaven has called you home and needed a new Angle to have wings. You will be loved and missed R.I.P
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City of Rankin Staff, Mayor, and Council Members

Posted at 10:16pm
Extending our most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
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Sue chambers

Posted at 02:43pm
Doug and my late husband Frank loved to fish together,they were always joking with each other about different things , He was a very caring man who loved his sweet wife and family very much,an if God has a lake in Heaven I know he and Frank are fishing. Sue Chambers
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Teresa Peacock

Posted at 10:13pm
Love and prayers always, Teresa, Connie, Jill, and Tanner
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