William Robert Owens, Sr. ’54

William Robert Owens, Sr. ’54, age 80, of Fayetteville, N.C., went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Nov. 27, 2012, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Owens was born May 5, 1932, in Charlotte to the late Vennie Edgar Owens and Leila Hart Owens. He grew up in Louisburg, N.C., and graduated from Davidson College and the University of Maryland Dental School. He practiced general dentistry in Fayetteville for 25 years. In 1984, following surgery, he moved to Oak Island and lived there until returning to Fayetteville in 2005. He lived to do the will of his Lord Jesus Christ and complete the work the Lord had given him. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Kathryn Geisler Owens, 3410 Sugar Cane Cir., Fayetteville, NC 28303; sons, William Robert Owens, Jr. (Marion), David Van Owens (Margaret), and Stephen Todd Owens (Debra); former daughter-in-law, Amy Beene; three granddaughters, Kathryn Hyatt Owens, Martha Eastman Owens, and Maria Dawn Owens; and grandson, Brandon Haire. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edgar Hart Owens.