Rev. Douglas G. Owens

November 13, 1942January 11, 2020

Rev. Douglas G. Owens, 77, of Fountain, passed away Saturday. A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC., with Brent Wooten officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, immediately following the service, at the funeral home located at 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

Douglas was an ordained Free Will Baptist minister, currently serving as the Pastor of Otter’s Creek FWB Church in Macclesfield, NC. Prior to going into the ministry, he was a long-time employee of Collins & Aikman Corporation in Farmville, NC. In his free time, Douglas was an avid golfer. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Jones Owens; one son, Garry Owens (Lois) of Fountain; one grandson, Jack Owens of Fountain; and one sister, Deborah Owens Gay of Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, H.R. “Jack” Owens and Sarah Wainwright Owens, and a brother, Randolph Owens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 249, Middlesex, NC 27557.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Phillip Durrence

January 17, 2020

Mr. Doug was always a pleasant person to work with and when my mother was sick, he never failed to inquire about her well-being whenever I saw him. He will be missed. My condolences and heartfelt sympathy to his surviving family and friends who mourn him. Rest in peace, friend.

Robert & Rita Bland

January 16, 2020

Pastor Doug meant so much to so many. He was a true friend, Shepard for his flock, mentor for his grandson, faithful husband, role model for his son, loyal to his family, community and follower of his savior. We heard him speak often about being ready to see his parents again and the Lord, we know he is where he longed to be but hated to leave us all. Pastor Doug thank you for the many blessings you gave to us, The Bland Family will miss you and your friendship, until we meet again, RIP. Xoxo

Natalie Relyea

January 15, 2020

We are sorry to hear this. We will miss him and will be praying for all of you and your church family. He sure loved eating his fresh produce and we will miss his visits to our farm stand. No doubt he is serving beside his Lord today.

John & Natalie Relyea
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Ruby Little

January 14, 2020

Hug Aunt Sarah for me. And, let’s hope Uncle Jack has forgotten about the time you washed the car for your date, HAD TO, drive it down the road to DRY it off. Oops, out of gas. Jack Owens was fit to be tied. Thereafter you dried the car off with a towel. Thought that pipe would drop out of Uncle Jack’s mouth. Lesson learned! I will miss you Duck!!

Billy Gay

January 14, 2020

Pastor Doug was a great man I enjoyed many rounds of golf with him he will be missed on and off the golf course
Billy Gay

Anna Sumerlin

January 13, 2020

Linda and family, I am so sorry to learn that we have lost Douglas. I knew he had had some health issues but had no idea. My prayer for you is that God will give you strength and comfort during this difficult time and he will sustain you in these days that follow. Anna Sumerlin

Christina Dennison

January 12, 2020

Mr. Douglas was so nice. He always hugged me at church, told me he loved me and saod he appreciated me going to his church. I love his family.

Diane Windham

January 12, 2020

Linda, Gary Deborah Lou, Lois and Jack. Our HEARTS and PRAYERS are with you as you go through this chapter of your life. Douglas has and always have a SPECIAL place in Shorty and Frances Ellis children lives. I know Uncle Jack and Aunt Sarah were there with their arms wide open to welcome Doug to his eternal home. I am sure that he's hasn't QUIT talking to everyone. THANK YOU for SHARING Douglas with us for many years. There's a lot of HAPPY and LOVING memories on Aspen Grove FWB church Road. Always REMEMBER that we love you and are here for you. LOVE