Charles H. Owens, 90, of Willow Springs, Missouri. passed away on July 22, 2021 at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs.
He was born on May 5, 1931 to James and Dora (Neal) Owens of Shannon County, Missouri, and was the youngest of eight children.
Charles was married to Eunice Hicks on October 15, 1948 in Springfield, Missouri. They spent five years in Sutherland, Oregon, and upon returning to Missouri moved to Willow Springs. They were the founders of Blue Buck Mt. Full Gospel Church, Willow Springs. He pastored the church for many years. During those years, they were blessed by getting to travel to Israel and being involved in missions ministry in Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico, as well as prison ministry to inmates in Missouri facilities.
Upon retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening and playing his antique piano. He was a gentle, loving man and was cherished by all that knew him.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice; his parents; his older siblings, Jesse, Glen, James, Joe, Clara House, Cleea Shipley and Esther Jones; and a grandson, John Mark.
He is survived by his children, Randy Owens and wife Sherry of Willow Springs and Judy Thompson and husband Ken of Black Mountain, North Carolina; grandchildren, Joshua Owens of Willow Springs and Stuart Thompson of Varnville, South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Mason Owens and Rylee Thompson; and sisters-in-law, Christine McDaniel and husband Gene of Willow Springs and Zelma Owens of Pueblo, Colorado.
Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Pine Grove Cemetery near Willow Springs with Doug Collins, David Lovan and Danny Hicks officiating. Pallbearers were Rick Owens, Joshua Owens, Mason Owens, Willie Owens, Shawn Owens and Jim Owens. Honorary pallbearers were Stuart Thompson, John Rich and Paul Collins. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.