David R. Owen, 79, of Ashland, passed away Sunday afternoon, January 5, 2020 at University Hospital Samaritan Medical Center.
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He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 4, 1941 and was the son of the late George & Hazel (Serles) Owen. He was a graduate of North High School in Columbus, Ohio. He moved to the Ashland area 36 years ago from Columbus, Ohio
David had worked in food service most of his life. He had worked in many different venues including Akron University and in charge of the cafeteria at Ashland University.
David was a die-hard Ohio State Buckeye fan. He was also a dog lover and enjoyed taking his dogs on walks.
On January 13, 1962 David was married to Carol A. (Bethel), the couple had 57 wonderful years of marriage together. He is survived by his wife Carol A. Owen of Ashland, one daughter, Kathy Owen of Mt. Gilead, Ohio and one son, David A. Owen, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and two grandchildren, Daniel and Melanie Owen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Owen.
In keeping with David’s wishes there will be no calling hours or services observed.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland County Animal Shelter, 1710 Garfield Ave., Ashland, Ohio 44805.
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Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Owen family with the arrangements.