Billy Lloyd Owens died at the age of 76 on March 2, 2018, at the Veterans Hospital Hospice Ward in Oklahoma City after a courageous struggle with cancer.
He was born May 23, 1941, in Ada, the sixth of 10 children born to loving parents Albert Lloyd and Belvie (Lee) Owens.
He attended Washington grade school, Ada High School and Byng. He graduated from Byng in 1960.
He proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Altus Air Force Base in Altus; Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan; and Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana.
He married Donna Campbell on April 1, 1966. They had one son, Billy Jr., and two daughters, Cathy and Melissa.
Bill worked for US Steel as a crane operator in California and for Wal-Mart in customer service at various locations in Oklahoma.
He was an avid and devoted OU and Ada Cougar football fan. He loved gardening, woodworking and tending his chickens.
Bill was a devout Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Lloyd and Belvie (Lee) Owens; and two sisters, Wanda Walker and Lucille Hackworth.
He is survived by his wife, Donna, of the home; a son Billy Jr., Dallas; daughters Melissa Burrow and husband, Mark, of Noble, and Cathy Whitaker and husband, Harold, of The Colony, Texas; seven grandchildren, Drake Owens, Jacob Owens, Jackson Owens, Abbigail Whitaker, Tristan Burrow, Dallas Burrow and Lacey Burrow; four sisters, Betty Sikes, Shirley Stewart, Judy Breese and Recie Mitchusson; and two brothers, Jim Owens and Troy Owens.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Covenant Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 15791 State Highway 1W, Ada. Pastor Duawn Mearns will officiate, with a private burial to follow at Rosedale cemetery.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for the care and support so lovingly provided by the hospice staff at the Oklahoma City VA Hospital.
Published on March 6, 2018