WAYNESVILLE — Hershel Owen, 86, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at his residence.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Jim and Rachel Franklin Owen. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Owen, who passed away in 2008; three sisters and five brothers. Hershel was a painter and enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and storytelling. He was a member of Cove Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Owen; a son, Charles David Owen, both of Waynesville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at Cove Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Putman andBill Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Owens Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. WednesdayWells Funeral Home of Waynesville.
An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.