James Owens, Jr


James H. Owens, Jr. was born on February 23, 1958 to Bernice S. and James H. Owens Sr. in Columbus, Ohio.
James was a graduate of Linden McKinley High School. From there he went to OSU Hospital to work and retired at the age of 55.

James was a lover of Black African Art. His house and yard are full of them. He created them all. He also designed and made most of his own clothes. He redid his house. He also did the neighbors lawns in the summer and their sidewalks in the winter. They all loved him. He was a jack of all trades.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Bernice S. and James H. Owens Sr.
James is survived by his sisters, Rosetta L. Jamar and Paulette Owens, both of Columbus; brother, Rev. Jeffrey (Camla) H. Owens, Sr., of Montgomery, Alabama; nephews, William T. Jamar Jr. of Columbus; Jeffrey H. Owens Jr.; great nephew, Karter J. Richardson; nieces, Alyssa C. and Skyler A. Owens of Montgomery, Alabama; special friends, Tracy Miller of Columbus, Don (Regina) Johnson of North Carolina, and Kenny Gwynn of Tennessee; special children, Zachariah (Courtney) Weatherington and Zackia (Ron) Vanover; and cousins, and friends.

James will be forever missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Saturday, August 28, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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  1. Our deepest sympathy to the Owens family I’ve been a neighbor of James for almost 50 years some people touch so many lives in kind loving ways they leave us lasting memories that shine upon our days . James was one of those people We will be keeping you close in thought and praying that memories will bring you peace and comfort the Green family


    My sincerest condolences, Jimmy was my brother Ken Campbell’s best friends. I know Kenny is greeting him with hugs and big smiles. My memoriee are overflowing with so much fun and laughter. Jimmy will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for the family.

  3. Peggy “Jenkins” Thomison
    August 20th, 2021
    To The family of Jimmie Owens.
    My deepest sympathy! Jimmie will be missed by all, he was a laid back type of man with a wonderful personality. Their’s nothing that jim couldn’t do. Rest n Peace…….

  4. We would like to extend our condolences to the family.
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  5. Maurice Grigsby Sr.

    Jimmy was a good friend of mine from Windsor elementary school. He will be missed. May the peace of God comfort his family during this time of transition.

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