Jean Owen Obituary

Service Information

 
In Memory of

Jean Worth Owen

October 8, 1923 - January 2, 2013
Obituary

Jean Worth Owen 1923 - 2013 Jean Worth Owen, born October 8, 1923, passed away peacefully January 2, 2013, at TMH in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 89, after living a full and varied life. He was a native of Tallahassee who received his JD degree from University of Florida where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He served his country in the Marine Corps and at one time was the Commander of the Tallahassee Marine Corps Tank Unit and retired with the rank of Colonel. He was a member of the Florida Bar Association for 50 years and had a private law practice, was Small Claims Courts Judge for Leon County and worked with the...
Jean Worth Owen 1923 - 2013

Jean Worth Owen, born October 8, 1923, passed away peacefully January 2, 2013, at TMH in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 89, after living a full and varied life.

He was a native of Tallahassee who received his JD degree from University of Florida where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He served his country in the Marine Corps and at one time was the Commander of the Tallahassee Marine Corps Tank Unit and retired with the rank of Colonel. He was a member of the Florida Bar Association for 50 years and had a private law practice, was Small Claims Courts Judge for Leon County and worked with the US Attorney General's Office as well as the Florida State Attorney General's Office and the Florida Department of Transportation. He was an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Baltimore, MD office. He taught law enforcement classes at FSU training many officers. He was a staunch believer in giving to his community and served on the Board of Directors of the fledgling Junior Museum, now the Tallahassee Museum and on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army. He volunteered at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for 5 years where his delivery of camellias was appreciated by staff and patients alike; and he served as a Volunteer Mediator with the Leon County Courts for 20 years where he received the Volunteer of the Year Award for his work with them.

He was devout in his love of the Lord and cared deeply for his family, his faith family at Holy Cross Anglican Church and his many friends thru out the community.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lourena Owen and a large family of loved ones. This includes his five children, Isabel Owen, John Owen (Linda) of Tallahassee, FL, Thomas (Tommy) Owen of Sopchoppy, FL, Ronald Owen (Amber) of Dallas, TX, and Linda Douglas (Bill) of Riverview, FL. It also includes three step children, Kathleen Cartledge (Phillip) of Tallahassee, FL Janet Outlaw (Cecil) of Murfreesboro, TN and Watson Frawley (Rebecca) of Ashville, NC; as well as 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; and a sister, Jayne Selby of Corpus Christi, TX.

Jean was preceded in death by his father, BJ Owen, Rachel Matheny Owen, his mother; and his brother, Theron Owen.

In keeping with his life of giving to his community, in lieu of flowers, wishes are that donations be made to Grace Mission and Holy Cross Anglican Church. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday (January12,2013) at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Angelican Church, 4859 Kerry Forest Parkway.

Guest Book

The Guest Book for Jean Worth Owen is no longer available online.

If you would like to reopen this Guest Book allowing further messages from loved ones, click here.


More Obituaries

Tallahassee Democrat
Jean Worth Owen Jean Worth Owen, born October 8, 1923, passed away peacefully January 2, 2013 at TMH in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 89...

Read obituary at Tallahassee Democrat.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Click or call now, and make your plan today.
Request a FREE Personal Planning Guide Plan Online Now Call 800-34-DIGNITY
Send a Card
Send Comfort Food