Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors

5400 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, TX


Richard Dean Owens Sr.

5 December, 194119 November, 2019

Richard Dean Owens Sr, 77, of Amarillo transitioned peacefully from this life the afternoon of November 19th after a gradual decline in health. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family and caregivers during the last days of his life.

The family will receive guests in the Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Director’s Pioneer Chapel on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5 pm to 7 pm, located at 5400 Bell Ave. in Amarillo. A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10 am in the Johnson Chapel Church, located at 1901 N. Washington, with Pastor Phillip Randall presiding. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Richard was born in Clarksville, TX, and relocated to Amarillo in 1957. Richard worked various jobs before retiring with thirty years’ service with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude and kindness to all that have shown us care during our time of bereavement. We truly appreciate all of your prayers and support.

Richard is survived by his wife Delores, two sons Richard Jr. and wife Myra, and Charles; three grandchildren Rimyia Owens, Richard Dean Owens III and Knoa Pennington. Richard is also survived by two brothers Edward Owens and Bob Moten Sr. and wife Detra, four sisters, Mable Brown, Margaret Nunley, Gertie Young and Eva Bruner and husband JC, sister in law Eudell Owens; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Addie Owens, his brothers Oscar, Charlie Lee, and Otis.


  • Delores J Owens, Wife
  • Richard D. Ownes Jr (Myra Owens), Son
  • Charles Pennington, Son
  • Rimyia Owens, Grandchild
  • Richard Dean Owens lll, Grandchild
  • Knoa Pennington, Grandchild
  • Edward Owens, Brother
  • Bob Moten Sr. (Detra Moten), Brother
  • Mable Brown, Sister
  • Margaret Nunley, Sister
  • Gertie Young, Sister
  • Eva Bruner (JC Bruner), Sister
  • Eudell Owens, Sister-in-law
  • Henry Owens, Father (deceased)
  • Addie Owens, Mother (deceased)
  • Oscar Owens, Brother (deceased)
  • Charlie Lee, Brother (deceased)
  • Ottis Owens, Brother (deceased)
  • Richard also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, as well as many other loving friends and dear family.

  • Charles Gilbreath
  • Ronald Cotton
  • Thomas Jones
  • Edgar Cofer Jr.
  • Paul Frazier
  • Jeff Brandt
  • Stewards of Johnson Chapel , Honorary Bearers


  • Visitation Friday, 22 November , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 23 November , 2019


Richard Dean Owens Sr.

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Sheila Benson

November 24, 2019

My sincere condolences and prayers to the family

Toby Patterson

November 22, 2019

Richard was one of those men you work with that will forever hold a place in your heart and memories as someone special. He could always add humor and levity to a stressful and demanding job and you always needed to be ready for what might be coming at you. May God receive and bless him.

Leona Pacheco-Tomlinson

November 22, 2019

You will be greatly missed. Even though I moved away years ago every time that I came back to Amarillo I loved seeing you across the street from my Mom's house. You were a great neighbor and friend to our family for many years. Will treasure the memories of seeing you outside all the time. Love to the family

Jerry Davidson

November 21, 2019

Was a honor to have worked with him for 15 years on the BNSF Railroad before I retired in 2006. He never called me by name (Jerry) just hey Davis. Was a awesome man and good friend to work with. RIP BIGGEN.