Harry Jay Owens

May 31, 1931May 7, 2018

Harry Jay Owens, 86 of Atlanta, Georgia died May 7, 2018. Born in Anniston, Alabama to Louis Frank Owens and Ethel Jackson Owens, Mr. Owens was lifelong resident of Atlanta and attended the Atlanta Speech School, Georgia School for the Deaf and the Alabama School for the Deaf. He was employed with The Lovable Company from 1952 until 1970, went to work for the United States Postal Service in 1970 and retired with 25 years of service in 1996. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 1 sister. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ida Cook Owens, sons and daughter-in-law, Avery and Sarah Owens, Jay Owens and David Owens, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brother, John Owens and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 24 at 12:30 at Crusselle-Freeman Church of the Deaf. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Harry Owens to the Crusselle-Freeman Church of the Deaf Building Fund, P.O. Box 11286, Atlanta, Georgia, 30310. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 23 from 2:30 until 4:30 at H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill, 1020 Spring Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 24, 2018

Harry Jay Owens

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Barry & Cherry Hofecker

June 18, 2018

We have known and treasured Harry and Ida for many years and are so sorry for Ida's and David's loss of a precious husband and father in Harry's passing. Our last memory of Harry this part year was when he and Ida stood by David's car with their loving huge smiles and waved good-be to us as we left the Crusselle Freeman Church of the Deaf parking lot.

May God bless you and give you peace and comfort in knowing Harry is in Heaven for all eternity and someday we will see him there and run to hug him again.

Love and hugs,

Cherry & Barry

Ashley Bowlan

May 9, 2018

Dave (A.V.),
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

mary anne Smith

May 9, 2018

Harry was our best man at our wedding on march 5, 1966. He was my husband Lonnie Smith s best friend for a long time til we both had kids and family time just took our time i cant believe Harry passed one day short of five years after Lonnies passing Lonnie passed away on May 8, 2013. Harry and Ida helped me learn to sign as i didn't know how to sign, having gone to speech school . Lonnie and I would go to their house almost every Saturday and hang out and I would learn to sign. Harry gave me the nickname " what did he say?" I also fondly remember their dog that Lonnie had given them as a puppy , Queen . I pray that you take comfort in that Harry is in a better place and not suffering anymore. I like thinking that Lonnie was there to meet him and that they are laughing and making jokes now up there .