James Owen

(August 26th, 1948 - August 7th, 2016)

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 James Ray Owen, age 67, passed away August 7, 2016 in his home.  He was born August 26, 1948 at Dora, Missouri the son of James Ezra and Margrett Jane (Moss) Owen.  On April 7, 1968 he was united in marriage to Dolores Goodwin. James was a loving husband, caring father and a gloating grandfather and great grandfather. He accepted Christ as a young boy and was baptized May 11, 2014.  He was a faithful employee with Carnahan-White Fence Co. for 46 years. James loved hunting, fishing, working with his cattle and was an avid racecar fan of NASCAR.  His biggest pleasure was spending time with his family and watching sports with his grandsons.  He was a proud grandpa and great grandpa and they would light up his day. James is survived by Dolores, his loving wife of 49 years; their daughters Elizabeth Updegraff and husband Jeff and Meleta Getman and husband Oscar; sisters Omega Howard, Mary Collins and husband Ival; Janice Sikes and husband Kenneth; one brother Richard Owen and wife Darlene; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. James was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Sherri Dove and son Eddie Minor; a great grandchild to be born; two sisters Burdella Davis and Etta Young; brother William Owen. Memorial funeral services will be 6:00 P.M., Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Jeff Updegraff officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. Saturday until service time in the funeral home. Arrangements under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at

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