George Douglas Owens, Jr.

December 08, 1968 ‒ January 27, 2020

Marengo, Ohio

George Douglas Owens, Jr., age 51, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 27, 2020 at his residence.

Employed by the City of Sunbury as an Electrician. Graduate of Big Walnut High School.

George Jr. was an avid hunter, life member of the Big Walnut Conservation Club and the NRA, former member of the Delaware Harley Riders Assn., he enjoyed riding dirt bikes and working with Mudrunners. George Jr. was proud of his trips to Sturgis and loved to show off his 1975 4-wheel drive Trans Am and his 1968 Chevy Camaro.

George Jr. will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Born December 8, 1968 in Columbus, OH to George D. Owens Sr. who survives and the late Faye M. (Bickley) Owens.

George Jr. is also survived by siblings, Annette, (James) Stevens of Nevada, OH, Kurt (Rina) Owens of Mt. Gilead, Greg (Terra) Owens of Hilliard; nieces and nephews, Brandon, Nicole, Tiffany (Paul), Angela, Billie (Daryl), Rachel, Kim, Joshua (Jennifer), Shaun, Cody, Christina, Aleah, Ava, Mason and Jade.

Funeral Service 2 PM Friday, January 31, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3) Sunbury, where the family will be receiving friends from 12 Noon until time of service. Mr. Larry DeWitt, Funeral Celebrant. Interment Sunbury Memorial Gardens.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Owens family. Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • You are are in my thoughts and prayers! I remember him as being a very kind person and just a great guy!

  • Our prayers and thoughts are with you all!
    George we love you!
    I remember Doug taking me for a ride on his Harley in my early years, then having to park it on the sidewalk so it diss not leak oil on the driveway!!
    RIH Doug.
    Love Angela and Patty

  • I am so sorry to hear this. George was a great classmate and was always smiling. I’m sorry for the family’s loss.

  • Go rest high on that mountain, my baby brother. My heart is broken and I’m sorry I didn’t realize your pain. I love you. Annette

  • George,Kurt,Annette,Greg and Family,
    Our hearts are heavy for you all,we remember many
    fond memories of Doug.
    I was honored when he let me sit on his Harley !
    Love,Ron and Marie Wiener

  • My heart goes out to the Owen family.
    George was one of kind will be greatly missed.

  • My heart goes out to the Owens
    George was one of kind will be greatly missed.

  • I’m so very sad to hear this and my heart goes out to his family. I haven’t seen him in many years, but I have many fond memories of growing up together. He was a great guy!

  • So very sorry to hear this. He was such a great person to everyone. I have so many good memories of him. So very sorry to the family you are all in my prayers at this time.

  • Many memories of you Doug . I will never forget your reaction when we asked you to be Nicole’s godfather. (This we can not repeat). However you did it.
    May you rest peacefully.
    To George, Annette , Kurt and Greg my thoughts and prayers are with you

  • So sorry for your loss I remember so many good times when you all were kids with your mother and my kids. Love Kay

  • I was so saddened to hear of George’s passing. He has been a customer of mine at The Hub for years and years and years. He was always so sweet and friendly. I shall truly miss seeing his friendly face at the drive-thru window. My deepest condolences to his family.

  • I was so heartbroken to hear this! George was a great guy, we usually sat close to each other in classes due alphabetical order, he was quiet but every now and then his humor would come out! i always admired him – always polite and genuine. Rest in Peace…..

  • I am so sorry to here this, I’ve known Doug and the Owens family for many years. All of us grew up together in our Sunbury Gardens neighborhood. What great memories Rest in Peace my friend.

  • Dear family,
    My condolences to you. My heart breaks when I see former students pass over before me. During the 1970’s some of our families were tied together. My wife, Bette, and Faye, as well as several other moms, were in the same CCL group together. It was called “Acorns to Oaks.” They talked about and supported each other in the raising of our children. Because of medical issues we will not be able to attend the calling hours or funeral, but our prayers and thoughts will be with you.

  • My heart hurts over this tragic news. They Owens Family, Kurt, was the first friends we had moving from Colorado to Columbus in the 80”s. Kurt being our best friend and he and Doug bilirubin working with my husband Kevin. Fast forward to 2000 and I was riding my own bike with β€œGeorge”! So many great memories, trip to Sturgis and West Virginia rafting trip. The rides every weekend and parties at Bill and Lynn’s! My heart goes out to the entire family. Love you all❀️

  • So sorry to hear this news. I haven’t seen him since high school, but I remember him well. He was such a nice guy and was fun to talk to. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  • When you hurt under the surface
    Like troubled water running cold
    Well, time can heal, but this won’t

    So, before you go
    Was there something I could’ve said to make your heart beat better?
    If only I’d have known you had a storm to weather
    So, before you go
    Was there something I could’ve said to make it all stop hurting?
    It kills me how your mind can make you feel so worthless- Before you go by Lewis Capaldi

    All the things I never told you…

    As a little girl, I thought you were the coolest person I knew because you had a motorcycle. You were the first person I knew to ride a bike. To teach me not to touch someone’s bike.

    I loved lunch time at Harding when you would come out of your back room shop and we would all sit at the picnic table and eat our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

    I loved that you would never cut your hair.

    I loved gun season in Sunbury, when you all would go out and hunt, someone would come home with the big one, everyone gathered to clean deer, you were always there.

    Remember that time I brought a boy camping and he didnt know how to roll up a hose? You and Todd gave made fun of me about it and after that I never dated a boy that didnt know how to roll a hose again!

    I loved when you drove a dump truck with papa Jack I thought it was so cool that 2 of my favorite people worked at the same place! Everytime I drive by Hendersons I think of you and I always will.

    I loved that we could look alike if I stuck my bottom under bite out.

    I loved your laugh, I would know you were in the garage with Todd because your laugh was unmistakable.

    I loved that when I got a puppy from chains and sprockets litter you and Dad helped me name him harley.

    I loved that your spirit reminded me of granny. I could feel her in you.

    I will miss you but more importantly I will remember you, I will always remember these moments and how you made me feel. I love Uncle George ❀

  • My Deepest Condolences and Prayers go out to the Owens Family and friends. George was truly a great man.

    I was really shocked to hear this. I have not been around him much since the 4 wheel drive trans am era, but would see him around town regularly working.

    He was taken from us way to soon! He will truly be missed.

    Rest In Peace George!

  • George’s Family and close friends May you find peace comfort and understanding at this time. I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing . I’m really gonna miss those blushing cheeks and that smile . Ride high in the sky my friend . No more suffering no more pain..
    God Bless you all
    Robin Meade Cumberledge