Robert Clay “R.C.” Owens, Jr., 90, of Wilson, died Sunday, January 15, 2023.
Funeral, Thursday, 10:00 AM, Wilson Memorial Service, followed by visitation. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.
Mr. Owens was born on September 13, 1932 in Wilson County. He graduated from Charles L. Coon High School in 1950. Mr. Owens worked in the plumbing and heating industry for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife Helen Jenkins Owens; daughter, Cathy Andrews (Skip) of Wilson; sons, Billy Owens (Nancy) of Wilson and Bobby Owens (Sharon) of Chocowinity; grandchildren, Shannon Smith (Jeff), Kevin Andrews, Dana Tyndall (Matt) and Kinsey Womble (Brad); great-grandchildren, Jacob Smith, Kaden Tyndall, Jaxon Tyndall and Sawyer Womble; sister, Edith Thompson of Wilson.
Mr. Owens was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Clay Owens Sr. and Lula Honeycutt Owens and sisters, Agnes Howard, Alma Strauser, Lena Barnes, Marie Taylor Bogue and brother, Bill Owens.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 5142 NC Hwy 58 N, Wilson, NC 27896 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.