David C. Ownby

February 26, 1931August 15, 2019

David C. Ownby, 88, of Ooltewah, Tennessee passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019. He was born on February 26, 1931, to the late Amos and Christine Ownby. He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. David retired after 32 years of service as a boiler maker with Combustion Engineering. He will be remembered as a kind, soft spoken man who led his family as a strong man of faith. He was a loving, godly husband, father and friend who was always ready to listen and help others. He was a very skilled handyman of many talents and loved by all. He was a member of the Crawfish Springs Masonic Lodge #300 F&AM and had also served many years as a deacon at church. He was also a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Joan Ownby, three children, Teresa (Johnny) Johnson, of Ooltewah, Monty (Kelly) Ownby, of Chattanooga, Mitchell (Carol) Ownby, of Ooltewah, nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2019, in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Dill officiating. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens – East. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2019, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Chapel “Missions Fund” 3415 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37409. Please share your thoughts and memories at: Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, August 19, 2019


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Steve & Lynn Llewellyn

August 24, 2019

Dear Ownby family, Though it has been 47 years since we left Chattanooga to move back to West Virginia (for 37 years) we have only positive memories of your family. We all were attending St. Elmo Avenue Baptist at the time. David and Joan's friendly smiles and demeanor were always so encouraging to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all....Steve and Lynn Llewellyn - Chattanooga, TN

Mike Curtis

August 21, 2019

So sorry for your loss .
He was a real nice man .
He was a large part of
the reason I wound up
at CE .