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Donald Leo Owings

January 17, 1939 ~ August 26, 2020 (age 81)

Obituary

Mr. Donald Leo Owings, age 81, of Broadway lost his short but courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, August 26, 2020. His life ended the way it began at his home and surrounded by the people that loved him. He was born January 17, 1939 in Braymer, Missouri to Price Clayton and Julia Margaret. He married his high school sweetheart and love, Barbara Louise Stevenson, in January of 1958 who preceded him in death in 1998.
 
Don loved people and worked hard every day of his life. Don was strong in body, in spirit, and in commitment. Don never let another man down. He fulfilled every obligation he ever undertook. His word was his bond, and everyone knew it.
 
Don was self-made and self-reliant. He worked in managements and construction for 60 years. From his education to his career, Don engaged with the world as a man who would be its master.
 
Don loved sports; He was a master sportsman. He could hunt and fish with the best of them. He was always up for a new adventure. Don was loyal. His faithfulness to the important people in his life could be seen in the way he steadfastly maintained ties with his childhood friends. Don could always be counted on to be there.
 
Don was never stingy. Though he was a farm boy born to parents who lost everything in the Depression he understood the value of a dollar and the importance of saving, the generosity he expressed with his money matched his generosity of spirit.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, eleven of his thirteen siblings and beautiful wife Barbara.
 
Don is survived by his sisters Frances and Jolly. Daughters, Amy Taylor, Cheryl Wolbrink. Son in law Craig Taylor, Grandchildren, Rachel Brown, Lauren Stone And great granddaughter, Eloise Brown. 
 
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Saturday, August 29, 2020 at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home in Lillington. A funeral service and burial will be held next week in his hometown of Chillicothe, MO. Please join us celebrating his life and legacy.
 
In accordance with current North Carolina COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home requests that everyone in attendance practice social distancing and wear a face covering. 
 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
August 29, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory
P.O. Box 266
Lillington, NC 27546

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