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William Avery Owens, 85, formerly of Russell Springs

William Avery Owens, 85, of Anderson, passed away December 10, 2023. 

Avery was born on April 14, 1938 in Russell Springs, KY to the late Almon and Opal (Foley) Owens. Avery married the love of his life, Patricia “Patti” Bernard, and the two were married for 58 years before his passing. He faithfully served our country in the United States Air Force and received an honorable discharge. He worked for the United States Postal Service for a number of years before retiring. Avery found his spiritual home at First Baptist Church and was a faithful member for many years. He loved being outdoors and working on his lawn, which always remained immaculate. Avery was a very humble and selfless man, he was grateful for many things that most of us take for granted. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. This world will be a much dimmer place without Avery in it.

Avery will be dearly missed by his wife, Patti; son, Craig (Jeni) Owens; grandchildren, Natalie, Adam, Katie (fiancé, Joe Steigmeyer), Luke, and Nicholas; sister, Wilmoth (Verlus) Polston; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Chad Jason Owens; siblings, Lillian Wynia, Ethridge Owens, and Charles Alton Owens; and sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Art) Landers and Peggy (Carey) Johnson.

A funeral ceremony was held Saturday, December 16th at the church. Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Avery’s name may be gifted to First Baptist Church. Services were entrusted to Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory.

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