Eddie Guthrie Owens, born September 19, 1939 in Albany, KY, passed away December 24, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
He was a retired Member Services Advisor and Safety Manager for South KY RECC, serving the five county region for over 37 years. Prior to joining SKRECC, he worked as a school teacher for the Clinton County school system.
Eddie worked hard to give back to the community over his life as a member of the Jaycees; member and officer of the Kiwanis Club; board member of the Lake Cumberland Improvement Council; member of the Lake Cumberland 4-H Council; and member of the local chapter of the National Safety Council. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 634 in Burnside, KY.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Linda Witham Owens; a son Douglas (Megumi) Owens; and a grandson Marcus Owens who brought him so much joy in life; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Earnest E. and Virginia Dickerson Owens; his step-mother Kate Long Owens; his sister Kathryn Owens Brown; and his half-sister Wonnie June Owens.
Eddie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Somerset, KY and faithful attendee until his health declined. He was a former member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, KY for several years. He served as a Sunday School teacher at churches in Albany and Somerset, KY.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Ryan Coffey and Bro. Sam Crawford officiating.
Burial will be in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens, Somerset, KY.
The family will receive friends after 10:00 AM Thursday until time for services.
The family respectfully requests that for the protection of each visitor masks be worn during both the visitation and funeral service.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.
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