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Joseph L. Owens, Sr.

September 22, 2016
Joseph L. Owens, Sr.
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Obituary for Joseph L. Owens, Sr.

Joseph L. Owens, Sr., 74, died September 22, 2016.

Joseph Louis Owens Sr. was born March 9, 1942 in Memphis TN to Mattie and Henry Owens. Joseph became a Christian as a young man and rededicated his life in his later years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mattie and Henry Owens two brothers: Norris and Albert Owens.

Joseph attended Carver High school and there after received his diploma. He worked in the retail grocery food industry for many years. As a young man, in the early 1960’s, prior to Martin L. King assassination, Ebony magazine wrote an article, Joseph was a featured story as the first black assistance store manager to work for the Atlanta Pacific Company known as the {A&P} food chain stores. He received various awards and business accolades. Joseph retired from the retail business in 2010. His legacy has inspired many. As a businessman and entrepreneur, he owned and operated -Joe’s Parking Lot-Striping business as well.

Joseph leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Ada M. Owens, children; Senetta (Richard) Conner, Alfred, Joseph L., II and Juliet (Reginald) Alexander, Dianna (Harry) Sullivan of Texas, Vickley Fountain and Paulette Givands of Texas, thirteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. One brother: Larry Owens and two sisters: Mary Webster and Earline Blakely, sister in-law; Elizabeth Miller, Lillie M. Ross, Lena Prather, and Beverly Tate Franklin; all of Memphis, Josephine Durham of Jacksonville Florida and Mary Louise Tate of Detroit Michigan and a host of nieces and nephews.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

1

Oct

10:00 AM 10/1/2016 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/1/2016 12:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Service

Saturday

1

Oct

12:00 PM 10/1/2016 12:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memphis Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

6444 Raleigh Lagrange Rd
Memphis, TN 38134

6444 Raleigh Lagrange Rd Memphis 38134 TN
United States
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