Farming Rural 21

Doyle D. Owens

May 6, 1941 ~ February 8, 2021 (age 79)




Doyle D. Owens, age 79, of Lanett passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at his residence.

Mr. Owens was born in Fredonia, Alabama on May 6th, 1941 to the late Homer Lee and Emma Irene Finley Owens.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Wanda “Dawn” Sharpe Owens; brother, Weyman Owens, brother and sister-in-law, James and Elizabeth “Sis” Owens, brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Owens, brother and sister-in-law, Kerry and Barbara Owens, brothers, Royce, Horace, Ronald, and Dana Marvin Owens.

Mr. Owens began working as the manager of the Big Apple Grocery Store in West Point, Georgia.  He went on manage the Food Giant and Super Value grocery stores.  He later owned and operated Owens’ Grocery in Fredonia until his retirement.

He was a member of Lanier Baptist Church.

He was an avid outdoorsman in his younger years who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed gardening in his later years and was a staunch University of Alabama football fan.

He is survived by his son, Lee (Donna) Owens, Lanett; grandson, Barclay Owens, Nashville, TN; sister-in-law, Betty Owens, Manchester, GA,  brother Alan (Nancy) Owens, Dadeville, brother, Hoyt (Shirley) Owens, Lanett, sister-in-law, Sharon Owens, Smiths Station, brother, Warner (Ruby) Owens, Warm Springs, GA,  brother, Farris (Helen) Owens, Tampa, FL, sister, Doris (Danny) Wood, Floyd, VA, a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 11:00A.M. EST at Fairfax Cemetery in Valley with the Reverend F. Todd Henderson and Reverend Mike Hawkins officiating.

Please visit his Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind word for his family, share a memory of Mr. Owens, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

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Graveside Service
February 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Fairfax Cemetery
Highway 29 and Magnolia Street
Valley, AL 36854

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