Charles Owen

October 31, 2012 • Obituaries

Charles Bruce Owen passed away in Lubbock, Texas, on Oct. 26, 2012, at the age of 76. He was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas, to Bruce and Dolly Parker Owen. They preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his beloved son Carl Wesley Owen.

In 1957, he married his [auth] teenage sweetheart Norma D. “Doy” Long, a marriage that lasted 55 years.

Charlie retired from Quest Communications in 2003 as a facilities specialist. His tenure spanned three companies and more than 46 years.
Charlie loved his family and his kitties, Gabby and Smokey. He loved his pecan orchard and watching his trees grow. He liked to hunt and fish, and was a member of the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers.

He is survived by his loving wife Norma “Doy,” of their home, as well as several cousins. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 1, 2012, at South Park Cemetery, with Larry Chapman officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Herb Finney, Dr. Robert Rader, Bob Keesee, Gary Cullen and Frank Webb, Qwest retirees, and neighborhood friends.

Mrs. Owen requests the honor of her privacy during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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