Joseph Eugene Owens

Joseph Eugene Owens, 80, of Coolville, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, following a brief illness.

He was born in Cambridge, Ohio, a son of the late Fred and Jessie Owens. He worked as a farmer, and for ODNR in the forestry division. He was also in mine reclamation, and lawn maintenance. He was a member of the Coolville VFD for over 50 years, a former scout master, and attended the Coolville United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva Chutes Owens; a special brother-in-law, Alfred Chutes; a nephew, Robert Gibbs (Doris); and two nieces, Virginia Moore (Robert), and Nancy Boso (Bill). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis (Cody) Owens; a sister, Freda Gibbs; a brother, Robert Owens; and a nephew, Charles Gibbs.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Jay Hubbard officiating. Burial will be at Weatherby Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today.

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