Kevin James Owens

November 22, 1982March 25, 2019

Kevin J. Owens age 36, of Albion passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born November 22, 1982 to Michael and Tammye (Ward) Owens in Albion, Michigan.

His father precedes him in death along with his maternal grandmother, Sarah Ward and Uncle James Ward.

Kevin loved art, cooking, nature and everything outdoors, including animals and flowers but also loved a wide variety of music. His greatest love though, was spending time with his family, especially his son and his nieces and nephew.

Kevin leaves to cherish his memory, the light of his life, his son, Maxwell Owens, his son’s mother and his friend, Miranda McCrady, his mother, Tammye (Gary) Alderman, sister, Rachel Owens, two nieces, Alexandra Leffew and Annelise Owens, nephew, Benson Owens and many other extended family and friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, March 29, 2019 from 10am – 12pm at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224. Funeral Service will be Friday, March 29 at 12:00PM at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Peters officiating.

Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery.

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Lonny Hakes

March 28, 2019

Where do you begin to describe K. O.?
I knew Kevin for about 15 years. We used to fix & ride bikes for hours, disc golf, go on random adventures & even worked together at one point. He was a unique character, as was his father.
Really Crafty, one with nature, multi faceted. Could hang with just about any crowd. Always Makin us all laugh.
He was the type of friend that if you needed a place to stay for a night or two, or to just get away from your situation he would gladly hang & let you and offer you some random food he put together. Look out for each other type of friend. I always imagined him reaching his 50's being his same ol goofy self. He will be missed by many. For he was one of the real ones. Till next time brohemoth. Rest easy!

Mellisa Graham

March 28, 2019

Kevin always made me laugh. There was never a time that I was in his presence that he didn’t have me laughing to tears. He was a witty intellect, who had a much bigger heart than he’d sometimes show. He made an impression that stuck with you, and made you happy to have met him. Rest In Peace Young Kevin. We will meet again.

Ted Prater

March 28, 2019

My fondest memories with kevin were that of all of them. Everytime we got together we would always find a way to have fun. Whether it was playing disc golf...going to another friends house....taking a drive somewhere or even just sitting at home playing some video games. Anytime you were with kevin, you were having fun. And that's all that mattered. Those were the times I cheerished.

I love you Kevin! Rest easy brother!

Ronald Swain

March 28, 2019

KO is a good friend we had alot of good times together him and his dad will be well missed

Kasey Donnelly

March 28, 2019

Kevin and I meet when I was dating he friend I loved him as well as his dad they welcomed me into thier home when I didn't have a place to stay and we had so much fun

Kyle Davis

March 28, 2019

I’m a friend of the family, but I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with Kevin on multiple occasions. He was always so full of life and looked at the world with such an amazing perspective. He was unique and interesting and over-all an outstanding, kind-hearted, thoughtful father, friend, and man. I always enjoyed our time together. Love, prayers, and nothing but kind thoughts and sympathies are extended to the family in this time of unfortunate realities. RIP Kevin. Forever in our hearts.

Jordan Ward

March 28, 2019

Kevin was the best cousin I could ever have asked for, we were closer than most brothers. I loved him so much, all the times disc golfing in the park or just casually riding around. Or watching him shave a Giant St Bernard, that poor dog was a giant cold shaky mess for a couple weeks with no fur lol.... He was a one of a kind spirit and one of the smartest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I miss you so much brother, it still dont even seem real that you're gone, I love you lil buzzy and hope I can see you again some day brother........

Tim Wisniewski

March 28, 2019

I have known Kev a while but these last few months, he and I spent alot of time talking and hanging out. Talking about any and everything. I'm gonna miss that about him. Such an easy person to talk to. Your mind is at ease now my brother. May you rest in peace.

Miranda McCrady

March 28, 2019

There was so much love between us that I can't begin to say what the best memories would be. For much of our time together we were playful and wandered about like we were carefree. I'll never forget when I told him I was pregnant. He was at his friend Gerald's and I drove an hour to tell him in person. I handed him the pee stick and he looked confused, then surprised, and then realized I had peed on it and we were cracking up. He was so excited, so was I. Every moment I've seen him with our son since then will forever be cherished. The way he looks at him with such pride, he's so in love with him. I cherish all the ways he was able to show Maxwell how much he was loved and the ways he made the both of us feel special.

Joseph Mulkey

March 27, 2019

My best memory with kevin was crawling through the cabinets and up into the attic of his dads house...his dad thought we were dropping a bowling ball on the floor...when it was actually us climbing down from the attic and landing on the floor...he yelled up at us..."stop dropping that bowling ball"...another memory of kevin was when we would play in his club house and climb the trees in his yard...

Kevin i love you buddy...miss you like crazy...till we meet again...farewell my friend...