Charles William Owen, 87, of Pendleton, and husband of Norma James Owen, was welcomed into heaven by loved ones, and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 11, 2023. He was born in Anderson County July 19, 1935 and was the son of Clarence and Mary Cartee Owen of Pendleton.
Charles worked several odd jobs including a stint in Detroit Michigan, before moving back to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. After serving in Japan and Korea, he settled in Pendleton eventually meeting his love, Norma, and buying an Esso filling station and settling in Clemson. During that time, he joined the Clemson Fire Department as a volunteer fire fighter. Charles eventually sold the filling station and spent the rest of his career with the Fire Department retiring as its Chief.
Charles was a long-time member of Refuge Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He loved Hunting, Fishing, and Gardening, but above all he loved his Lord, his church, and most of all his family.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Norma; two daughters, Karen Smith and her husband, Scott of Central, Sherri Bailey and her husband Levon of Seneca and a son, Chip Owen and his wife, Kim of Sandy Springs. Also are five grandchildren, Bruce Smith and wife Jennifer of Sandy Springs, Ashley Ray and husband Joey of Sandy Springs, Meredith Owen of Lexington KY, Emily Owen of Atlanta GA, and Will Owen of Atlanta GA and four great grandchildren, Kaleigh Smith, Laney Smith, Taylor Ray, and Anna Ray; as well as two brothers, Jerry and Richard Owen.
He was preceded in death and welcomed into heaven by his parents; two brothers, Alton and Vernon Owen; and two sisters, Barbara Traynum and Doris Perry.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30PM Monday, May 15th at Refuge Baptist Church, 219 Refuge Road, Central.
The family will receive friends at 1:30 prior to the service.
Committal services will follow with military honors at the Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Those who wish to remember Charles in a special way may make memorial donations in his memory to Refuge Baptist Church.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home is assisting the family.