Larry Lonzo Owen ‘Cowboy’

Larry Lonzo Owen ‘Cowboy’

Larry Lonzo Owen, “Cowboy,” of Mounds, died peacefully at his home on Nov. 3, 2020, with his best friend and wife by his side.

Mr. Owen went to be with the Lord on his 31st wedding anniversary at the age of 71.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1949, the son of Ema Lee Develt Owen and Lonzo Owen.

He was a Vietnam veteran, who served in the U.S. Army and was awarded two Bronze Stars during his tour in Vietnam. 

After successful completion of service, he continued to operate heavy equipment for Oil Dry, where he retired from in 2011 after 33 years. 

He loved playing the guitar with friends and family in his younger years. He never went anywhere without his cowboy hat and that is how friends and family came to address him as “Cowboy.”

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ema Lee (Develt) Owen; his father, Lonzo Owen; a sister, Barbara Bigham; and brothers David Owen and Donnie Owen. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda “Susie Q” Owen; sisters Sharon (Jack) Horton, Marilyn (Larry) Bruce, Sheila (Bill) Leofflet, Virginia Shillito and Mona Parkinson; his brother, Gary (Vickie) Owen; his children from his first marriage, Catina (Mel) Pendleton and Lesley Lonzo Klinzmann; three stepdaughters he thought of as his own, Chrystal (Doug) Reeves, Chrystina (Dan) Daugherty and Chrystie White; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date for family and friends. 

The Gazette-Democrat

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