John Wesley Owens

October 12, 1931May 16, 2013

Owens, John Wesley, age 81 of Montgomery, AL passed away May 16, 2013. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in Korea and Vietnam. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Evelyn Cantey Owens; parents, J.W. and Lucille Owens. John is survived by his daughter, Jackie (Beau) Yarbrough; son, Johnny Owens. Visitation will be Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 4 PM until 6 PM at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel. A graveside service will be held Monday, May 20, 2013 at 1:15 at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL with full military honors. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project in memory of John Wesley Owens at


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Graveside Service Monday, May 20, 2013

John Wesley Owens

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Jimmie ( J.W. ) Whaley

June 15, 2013

I was sorry to hear of the loss of my friend Mussell and my Military buddy (RIP).

May 19, 2013

I am saddened by the death of John. Those of us who were classmates with John at Handley H.S. in Roanoke knew him as "MUSCLES" because he was short and very slim. We played basketball together as well as baseball. He grew up in Rock Mills, a small mill town 5 miles from Roanoke, AL. Everybody in Rock Mills played basketball - boys and girls!
He did not have the build for football. Best of all we had a lot of laughs because of his infectious good humor. I will cherish his memory and miss talking with him.FM CAUTHEN ATHENS

Robert Meacham

May 18, 2013

Grew up with Muscles in Rock Mills Al. Always anice guy