JOHN GARY "POREBOY" OWENS, JR.
John Gary "Poreboy" Owens, Jr., 75, of Castle Hayne, NC,
passed away on Monday, October 20 at New Hanover Regional Medical
After completing high school, John served in the US Navy aboard the USS
Laffey during the Korean War. John came to Castle Hayne in 1955 as a
State Highway Patrolman; after 5 years with the Highway Patrol, John
left to pursue many different venues as a hard working, self-employed,
John was the son of Dora Jean Horne and John Gary Owens, Sr., of
Goldsboro, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by a sister,
Mary Olive Owens Weede. He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Wood
Faulkner of the home, a step-son, Eddie Faulkner and wife Tonya of
Youngsville, 2 daughters, Beverly Owens of Wilmington, and Dr. Pam Owens
of Sunset Beach. and a son, John Richard Owens of Wilmington. In
addition, left to carry on his memory is a brother, Carlyle Owens
(Carolyn), 3 sisters, Doris Huffman (Donald), Joyce Tompkins (Jim) and
Candy Smith (Jay). John is also survived by one granddaughter, Hannah,
one step-granddaughter, Lauren, and one great grandson, Spencer.
A memorial celebration service will be held at Wilmington First
Pentecostal Holiness Church on Saturday, October 25, at 1:00 pm with
visitation at 12:00 in the church fellowship hall. Rev. Rodney Knowles
will officiate at the service. After cremation, his ashes will be buried
at a later time in a private family service.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com
A Market Street Chapel Service