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Friday, November 9, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church of Progress Village
8722 Progress Boulevard

Monday, November 12, 2018
 9:30 a.m.
Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513

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11/09/2018 11:48 AM


Mr. Wayne A. Owens, Sr. of  Tampa passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018.  The Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, November 10, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Progress Village, 8722 Progress Blvd., Dr. Sam Maxwell, Sr.,  Pastor, officiating.  Interment will be held Monday, November 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. 

Mr. Wayne A. Owens, Sr. was a native of  Tampa, born to Elmer L. Owens, Sr. and Florence Owens.  He accepted Christ at the early age of 10 years old and he joined First Baptist Church of Progress Village under the pastorate of Rev. B. T. Williams. 

He was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County and graduated from Middleton High School in 1971 where he was a Quarterback. 

Wayne joined the Army to serve his country for 3 years having served  in Korea and Ft. Gordon, GA. He received an honorable discharge and moved to Augusta, GA where he worked for the Veterans Hospital. Wayne returned to Tampa and was employed as a Warehouseman with Pimpco Warehouse, a dietician with James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and was also a security guard for several companies. 

Wayne was a member of the American Legion and was well known in the Tampa Bay area.  He loved sports and was a smooth dancer.  He had two favorite hobbies - working in his yard and barbecuing.  

Wayne leaves to cherish loving memories with: 2 sons, Wayne A. Owens, Jr. and Horatio Patterson; granddaughter, Taquesha Owens; loving and devoted mother, Florence Owens; 5 loving sisters, Dr. Cynthia Brown, Jackie Dupree (Henry), Linda Williams, Sheila Henry (Vincent) and Gail Owens (Gary); aunts, Teresa Berry, and Edna Kirk; uncle, Pastor Charles Hill (Pastor Carolyn); sister-in-law, Joan Owens; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other sorrowing relatives and friends.  A loving family friend, Beverly Webb and childhood friend, Richard Barr. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 9, from 5-8 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.  Family and Friends are requested to assemble at the church on Saturday morning at 10:45 am.

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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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