Mr. Louis Will Owens

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Mr. Louis Will Owens, a man of integrity, who loved his children with all his heart and would to anything for any one of them.  He accepted Jesus at a young age as a member of New Zion Baptist Church in Columbus, Mississippi.  The silver cord parted, and Mr. Louis Will Owens went home to be with the Lord in his spirit body Tuesday, January 18, 2022.


Born in Columbus, Mississippi on February 25, 1926, to Will Owens and Ethel Spruill Owens.  He married Eva Mae Briggs December 2, 1944.


They decided to leave Mississippi and come to Mansfield, Ohio in 1946.  He worked at Empire Detroit Steel Cyclops Steel as an Operator in The Tandem Mill and retired from AK Steel after 45 years of service.


He was preceded in death by his wife Eva of 51 years, his parents, Will and Ethel Owens, his stepmom Amelia Owens, infant sister Willie Queen Owens, sister Nellie McGregory, brothers Johnny “Sonny” Owens and Edward Owens, infant grandson Diallo Richey, eldest daughter Virginia Jones and sons L A Owens and Dempsey ”Demser” Owens.


He is survived by his sisters Mattie Tucker and Lovie Williams of Mansfield, Ohio, Ethel Harris of Stockton, California and brother George Owens of Meridian, Mississippi.


He is also survived by his children Jan (Greg) Woods of Capital Heights, Maryland, W Queen (Ronald) Dulin-McKinney, Mansfield, Ohio, James (Barbara) Owens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Johnny SR (Belinda) Owens, and Timothy (Serena) Owens, Columbus, Ohio , Jill (Mark) Anderson and Rhonda (Isaac) Porter of Indianapolis, Indiana and Sandy (Kenneth) Everson, Gahanna, Ohio and daughter-in-law Ramona (princess) Owens.


He is also survived by his eldest granddaughter, Charlene, his eldest grandson Diallo, and Kahmeelah, Jelani, Jahmeelah, Ayeesha, Kahlililla, Juba, Chris, Dayana, Orlando, Terry Star, Lorraine, LA, JC, Janea, Derron, Sierra, Neeko, Tyree, Saijee, Hasson, Nioka, Timothy Jr., Traci, Jasmine, Teannah, Tiarah, Shirley, and Johnny Jr.

This blessed man, Louis Owens, who we affectionately call DADDY OWENS is survived by 30 grandkids, 51 great grandkids and 26 great-great grandkids and a host of other family and friends.


Visitation  8:30 AM and Private Family Funeral Service 9:30 AM Saturday, February 12, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). To stream the service, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The Owens Family, visit


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Condolence Messages

  1. Christine Canada English

    I have had the pleasure of knowing the Owens family over 60 years..Mr Owens and Mrs Owens set an example for many families..they loved their children grchildren..and great grandchildren..and their hold families…being absent from this earth means you are present with the Lord..he fought a good fight and ran the race to the end..go ahead and take your rest Mr Owens..with Mrs Owens again..true love…at its best..I’m sorry for the lost of your dad the Canada.Fuller..Reed and Pointer families…Blessed…

  2. Charles and Patti ( Cash) Ray

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Owens passing. We are Praying for the Family.

  3. Gwen and Chester Butler

    To The Owens Family
    So sorry for the loss of our dear cousin. He was a wonderful family man. To know him was to love him. We are praying for you all and believing that God will heal you hearts.
    Your cousin, Penny and Chester

  4. To the Owens Family-So many memories come to my mind going back to Daisy Street. Always good times and lots of laughs. There was so much love in your house, I never felt like a stranger. I am so sorry to hear of your loss and equally sorry that I won’t be able to support you personally but I am with you in my heart. May you find comfort through the strength that only God can provide to endure this most difficult challenge. I love you-please reach out if you need me
    Malinda Black

  5. We are sending love and prayers to each of you during this most difficult time. Many fond memories shared over the years. We will continue to pray that God will hold each of you close and allow your memories to soothe you in the days to come.

    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  6. I worked with Louis on the Tandem Mill for a few years. He was one of the most dedicated and conscientious men I’ve ever known. I never heard him raise his voice or say an unkind word about anyone. RIP Louis. May your family be blessed by your memory.

  7. Sending our Heartfelt Condolences to the Family.
    Thinking of and Praying for Mr. Owens Family and Friends.
    Steve & Angela Page

  8. Jill, what a wonderful legacy your father has left. I look forward to meeting him when I depart this earth and enter heaven. He is a most handsome man which explains your beauty, inside and out. I’m lifting up many prayers of peace and comfort for you and your family.
    Your friend and coworker, Paula

  9. To the entire “OWENS” family, our DAISY STREET FAMILY, the WILLIAMS family send our DEEPEST SYMPATHY & CONDOLENCES to you all. We pray for GOD to wrap his loving arms around each of you and give you his PEACE, STRENGTH and COMFORT during this difficult time. We know your hearts are heavy and there will always be an empty hole in your heart that can’t be filled because DADDY OWENS had to leave you. Just know that you are loved by many and that love will help you to take just One Day At A Time…We will always remember your DADDY OWENS…. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP MR. OWEN’S FAMILY …MARY ALICE WILLIAMS-DOUGLAS

  10. Jill, Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad. I loved reading about your father and watching the video tribute. 107 grandbabies! What a very blessed man he was. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel for you and your family during this time. There are no words to comfort your grief, only lasting love and precious memories. Please extend my sympathy to your family and know that I am praying and thinking of you during this sorrowful time.
    Your friend and co-worker Rashel


  12. Behavior Bryant (AKA) Bea

    My condolences to the entire Owens family. You are in our prayers and thoughts. I love you and truly regret that I am unable to be there with you all for the home going, and celebration of Daddy Owens life in person on tomorrow, but I will be there in heart and spirit,

  13. Rita and Jean Shoulders

    So sorry for your loss. I am praying for the family.In The Name Of Jesus Amen.So Rest In Heaven.



  15. Valerie Fay Harper

    To the Owen’s family, memories will run within our hearts we the family of James and Sara Webb offer our sincere condolences, to you our childhood neighbors and lifelong friends.

  16. Jolando Scott (Boobie)

    Prayers of strength and comfort to my Owens family! My Great Uncle “L” was my idol! I looked forward to seeing him pull up in that clean van every summer as a kid and I always said I want to be just like him! He loved family! I am blessed and grateful to have haf such a positive influence growing up! Love you Unc until we meet again!

  17. I’m so very sorry for your loss, and I’m praying for the family. He was a wonderful Man.
    Much Love to the Family.

  18. Marlene Marlene Brightwell

    My condolences to the Owen’s family. Mr. Owens was just like a father to me. I will always remember him as Mr. Owens my next door neighbor. He will sadly be missed.

  19. Jeff, Roz, Willie Crittenden and Zonie McCowan

    Mr. Owens was the most amazing neighbor along with his entire family. He was kind, polite, and always gave a welcoming wave across the yard. His beautiful home and yard was always well kept. He was truly a neighbor that every deserves. He is already missed within the community. To the family we share in your loss. We send our love and sincere sympathy to the entire family! Our thought and prayers are with each of you!

  20. Christine A Harris

    I had to read it again.
    What a historical figure of love left by my beloved cousin Louis!!! We will miss you.

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