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Jerry Owen

May 13, 1938 — October 29, 2017

Jerry Dee Owen, 79, of Farwell TX, passed away in Farwell, on October 29, 2017.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 31st, from 2:00-9:00 pm CDT at Steed Todd Funeral Home in Clovis. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm CDT, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Farwell. Bro. Russ Ponder will officiate the service. Burial will follow in the Farwell Sunset Terrace Cemetery.
Jerry was born in Portales, NM, to Dee and Edwina (Burke) Owen on May 13, 1938. He married Pat (Sprowls) Owen on June 4th, 1961. Jerry and Pat had been high school sweethearts. Jerry graduated from Farwell in 1957 and attended Ft. Lewis Jr. College in Durango, CO on a football scholarship. In 1963, he graduated from West Texas State in Canyon, TX, with a BS degree and received his Masters of Education from ENMU, in 1978. After college, Jerry & Pat moved back to Farwell, where Jerry became a coach, biology, JH Science, Industrial Arts and Driver's Ed teacher. Jerry also drove a school bus for many years. Later, he served the school as their JH Principal, until his retirement after 39 years. He had many hobbies: refereeing, coaching Little League baseball, Little Dribblers basketball and raising registered pigs. He also taught a Sunday school class and sponsored a chapter of FCA at the HS.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pat; 2 sons - Mark and Melissa Owen of Ft. Worth, TX, Kevin and Sherilyn Owen of Canyon, TX; 6 grandchildren - Quay, Brynn, Jace & Tanner Owen of Canyon, Cade & Isley Owen of Ft. Worth, TX; 1 brother, Bill and Carolyn Owen of Salado, TX. Many nieces, nephews and cousins and family member, Angela Lias of Dunnellon, FL
Memorials may be given to the following:
Farwell EMT, Farwell First Baptist Church, or the Farwell ISD Scholarship Fund
The family of Jerry extends our sincerest thanks to the Farwell Care & Rehab Center, Kindred Hospice, and Farwell EMT Volunteers for their excellent, loving care shown to Jerry.

Visitation


SteedTodd Funeral Home
800 E. Manana
Clovis, NM  88101
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Service


First Baptist Church of Farwell
404 Ave E
Farwell, TX  79325
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
2:00 pm CDT

Cemetery


Sunset Terrace Memorial Cemetery
Hwy. 60
Farwell, TX  79325

Memorial Contributions


Farwell EMT
100 9th St
Farwell, TX  79325

First Baptist Church
404 Ave E
Farwell, TX  79325

Farwell ISD Scholarship Fund
602 Avenue G
Farwell, TX  79325
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