Kenneth Wayne Owens, 75 year old resident of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born August 8, 1944 near Maysville, Arkansas, to the late Kelly Owens of Jay, Oklahoma, and the late Clara Owens of Colcord, Oklahoma. Ken graduated from Jay High School, served in the National Guard, and worked for many years in the pressure washer industry for Citation, Farley’s and Whitco. Ken never retired and continued cutting eye glass lenses for Owens Optometry until the very end. He was a devoted father, husband, grandfather, mentor, friend to many, inventor, reluctant farmer, and a follower of Christ.
Ken married Glenda Fae Cherry on June 28, 1968 at the Delaware County Courthouse. They spent 51 happy years together raising their children, motorcycling, hiking, and cutting wood in the snow.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda; one daughter, Sherry Bartlett and husband Chris of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; three sons, Heath Owens of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jason Owens and wife Andrea of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and Clay Owens and wife Kimberly of Springdale, Arkansas; and brother, Burney Owens of Jay, Oklahoma. His legacy also included his 10 grandchildren: Keldon Bartlett, Cassie Bartlett, Parker Owens, Ethan Owens, Riley Owens, Henry Owens, Maggie Owens, Sam Owens, Awnashe Owens, and Jazzmine Owens.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020 at First Christian Church in Siloam Springs, with Pastor Danny Williams officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.