- Last Updated on 05:42 PM 06/26/12
Mr. Teddy Gray Owen of 1131 Clays Mill Road, Halifax died June 26, 2012 at the age of 78. He was born in Halifax County on April 29, 1934 to the late Mason LeGrand Owen and the late Nannie Covington Owen and was married to Hollis Moon Owen.
Mr. Owen was a lifetime member of the American Angus Association, a previous vice president of Farm Bureau, previously on the advisory board of Southern States and was awarded the Outstanding Cooperator for the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District in 2003. He was a member of Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church, but he regularly attended Winns Creek Baptist Church.
A lover of all animals, he was an avid Black Angus cattle farmer and a tobacco farmer. He enjoyed sharing his love of animals with all, especially children. There wasn’t a Saturday night that South Boston Speedway was open that he wasn’t there early to enjoy the race and the company.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Hollis Moon Owen of Halifax; one son, Daniel M. Owen and wife Cecelia of Clays Mill; one daughter, Janet O. Henderson and husband Jeff of Crystal Hill; five grandchildren, Jay C. Henderson and wife Kelly, Joni G. Henderson and husband Philip, Evan Owen, Matthew Owen and Mark Owen; two great-grandchildren, Tye D. Henderson and Madison Grey Moorefield; one sister, Velvet O. DeJarnette; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, two sisters, Paige O. DeJarnette and Elizabeth O. Gosney; one brother, Earl C. Owen, also preceded Mr. Owen in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Winns Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Kopco officiating. Burial will follow in Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Thursday, June 28, 2012, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.
The family requests that anyone wishing to give memorials to consider Winns Creek Baptist Church, 3088 Howard P. Anderson Road, Halifax, VA 24592, or Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, VA 24592, or a charity of choice.