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Roy Owen

August 7, 1927 — October 23, 2014

Roy L. Owen, age 87, of Granbury, passed away early Thursday morning, October 23, 2014, in a Ft. Worth nursing facility.

Graveside funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 25, 2014, in the Meridian Cemetery with Aaron Kenagy officiating.

Roy was born August 7, 1927, in Meridian, Texas. He was a son of the late Willis C. Owen and Ethel Durham Owen. He was raised in Meridian where he graduated from high school. At the age of 16, he moved to Ft. Worth to work. He started as a welder and worked up to become a foreman, production superintendent and then vice-president of Mid-Texas Mfg. Company. In 1980 he and a partner opened R-O Mfg. Co., a sheet metal fabrication plant. In 1987, Roy retired and moved to Granbury in 1989

Roy was united in marriage to Dorothy Josey on February 18, 1949, in Weatherford, Texas. He was a member of the Granbury First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Granbury; daughter, Teresa Pels and her husband, Billy, of Ft. Worth; a son, Mike Owen and his wife, Diane, of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Greg Pels and wife, Stephanie, of Leander, Kyle Pels of Ft. Worth, Marisa Pels of Richardson, Myranda Miller and husband, Richard, of Ft. Worth, Valery Ackley and husband, Jeff, of Carrollton and Aubrey Owen of Crowley; great-grandchildren, Owen and Chloe Pels, Eli Miller; number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Imogene Roberts and Patsy Mize; a brother, Arville Owen.

Thoughts and memories may be shared with the family at

Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas, 254-435-2792.
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