William “Lewis” Owen, Jr. • October 11, 2021



William “Lewis” Owen, JR, born January 26, 1944 (77yrs) and lived in Shreveport, LA until they moved to Foley, AL in 2011, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 11, 2021.

Lewis was born in Marshall, TX to Bill and Maedelle Owen. He graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1962 and received a BS Degree from Louisiana Tech University in Mechanical Engineering and was a member of the Pi Tau Sigma. Lewis married Libby McCarn on June 20, 1981.

After college he went to work at Caterpillar in Peoria, IL for a few years and then moved to Shreveport, LA where he worked the next 32 years until he retired at Western Electric-AVAYA, as a Mechanical Engineer, where he received a patent. Lewis and Libby loved managing Summerfield Estates, an Independent Retirement Community, in Shreveport, LA together, from 2003- 2011, where he finished his work career. Lewis’ biggest achievement was accepting Jesus as his Lord and Savior and serving Him at Foley First Baptist.

Lewis is survived by his wife Libby of 40 years, his children Chris Owen, Trey Owen, Tracy Phipps, Robert Owen, Catherine Ryan and Lew’s sister, Sue Fisher and her husband Bob and their two sons, Chris and Chip, his grandchildren Justin, Garrett and Brooklyn Ryan and Adam Owen.

A special thank you to West Florida Hospital and Covenant Care Hospice for all of their love and support.

There will be a “Celebration of Life” service, Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11:00 am, at Foley First Baptist Church, in Foley, AL.

  1. Christopher Owen says:

    I love you so much Daddy, thank you for your loving guidance, your humble way of explaining life, and for loving me and my mom. There is a place in my heart I will never be able to fill with you gone, but I know you are in heaven and find peace knowing that the Lord gained his #1 engineer. Until we can feel your loving embrace again,it’s not goodbye, it’s we will catch you on the flip.

  2. madeline-denise Toloso says:

    Sweet Libby and family…
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. What an accomplished man. I know he was the love of your life.
    prayers

  3. Sharon Jones says:

    Lew and Libby were our dear friends for many years. We traveled together as well as enjoying many hours eating spaghetti and playing cards. Lew was a remarkable person and he will be missed!

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