|EDWARD WAYNE OWENS, age 45, of Galesburg, Illinois died on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 1:40 P.M. at his residence in Galesburg, Illinois.
He was born on July 19, 1965 in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of Harold and Mary Seward Wagher.
Wife: Paula Frazier of Galesburg, Illinois
Parents: Harold and Mary Wagher of Dahinda, Illinois
Grandmother: Anna Freeman of Abingdon, Illinois
Stepchildren: Stacey Secrist of Galesburg, Illinois and Alan Secrist of Lamar, Colorado
Brothers: Anthony H. Wagher of California
Sisters: Margaret (Rick) Parker of Huntsville, Alabama
Alice (Clayton) Downard of Alexis, Illinois
Sheryl (Lupe) Rodriguez of Galesburg, Illinois
Parents-In-Law: Tom and Connie West of Galesburg, Illinois
Seven Nieces and Six Nephews, Several great nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by two brothers: LeRoy G. Owens and Harmey D. Miller
He was raised and educated in Dahinda, Illinois and graduated from Williamsfield High School in 1982. He served in the United States Army for 6 years stationed in Germany and Fort Hood, Texas. He worked as a floor installer for 20 years.
He was a member of the Dahinda United Methodist Church in Dahinda, Illinois.
He was a volunteer fireman for Dahinda Fire Protection District and an EMT first responder for Galesburg Hospital Ambulance Service.
He was a loving husband, son, brother and friend to all and he will be missed dearly.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois.
Rev. Randy Douglass officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois.
Burial in Trenton Cemetery in rural Dahinda, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the Family. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com