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From The Salisbury Post.
“William C. Owens
SALISBURY – William Crawford Owens, 55, of Salisbury, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Born July 12, 1955, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late James Louie Owens, Sr. and Margaret Gwendolyn Thomas Owens.
Mr. Owens was a 1974 graduate of South Rowan High School. He was employed by Charlotte Pipe and Foundry in Charlotte as an IT specialist for 12 years, prior to his illness.
William was a member of World Hope Worship Center for many years, serving on the church council, with children’s ministry and served in many other ministries in local communities and foreign missions.
Mr. Owens was a loving husband, dad, brother and friend. He was most of all an example of what a Christian man should be to all he came in contact with, displaying his love for his Savior Jesus Christ, and living that same life each day. He had a passion for helping others with a selfless attitude, always putting others first.
William loved spending time with family and friends at church, the beach, the mountains, fishing and camping. He was an avid runner and loved the run over the Charleston Bridge.
Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Ginger Lea Owens; son Matthew Owens (fiancee Mara Matthews); stepson Jeremy Hill (Jaquelyn) of Dallas, Texas; brothers James Louie Owens, Jr., of Gwinn, Mich., Michael Thomas Owens of Landis; sister Melissa Sue Sutton (Richie) of China Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation and Service: Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove, with the service to begin at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home, conducted by Pastor David Cowger of World Hope Worship Center. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Black and the entire staff of Carolina Oncology and a special thanks to Dianne, our Hospice nurse who was truly a blessing to our family.
Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com
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Published in Salisbury Post on Aug. 17, 2010. “