Ernest R. Owens Sr. , age 83, passed away at home in East Liverpool after a five year illness.
The son of the late George and Elizabeth Clutter Owens, he was born in East Liverpool on September 8, 1929 and had lived his entire life here.
Mr. Owens was a graduate of East Liverpool High School, class of 1949, and was employed at the former Crucible Steel Mill in Midland where he was an Electric Furnace Operator.
He is survived at home by his wife of 63 years, Beryl M. Joy Owens, who he married in 1953.
Other survivors include five children; three sons, Ernest R. Owens Jr. of East Liverpool, Bruce A. Owens of East Liverpool and Randy T. Owens of Mallory, W.Va. . Two daughters, Brenda Nordine and Diane Osterling both of East Liverpool. 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Owens was preceded in death by a son, Michael Scott Owens, six brothers and 2 sisters.
As per Mr. Owens’ request, there are no calling hours planned. A private family service and burial in Columbiana Co. Memorial Park will be held at a later date.
The Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with his care.