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Harold Augustus Owen

Harold Augustus Owen, 82, passed away Dec. 2, 2017 at Chi St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan Tx.
Harold was born Dec. 5, 1934 in San Antonio, TX to May C. Owen and Harold M. Owen. He is preceded in death by his parents and Mary Ellen his wife of 30 years.
Harold recently moved to Bellville Texas to live with his son Mark. Prior to this move he resided in Fayetteville, Georgia.
He was a graduate of the class of 1953 Marist College in Atlanta Georgia. After graduation he went to work for Southern Bell as a lineman and continued with the Bell Companies for 42 years. He retired as a Maintenance Supervisor.
He served our country for 24 years. He entered the United States Army in 1953 during the Korean conflict. During his service he received two Army Achievement Medals and the Georgia National Guard Commendation Medal. His military career was unique as he served as a Non-Commissioned Officer for the US Army and US Air Force. He retired from the US Army at the rank of Master Sergeant.
He is survived by his sister Marie Owen Mercer and husband Ron. His children: Jeanne Rodriguez and husband Jaime, Mark Owen and wife Renee, David Owen and wife Carol, Harold Owen and wife Janet, Carol Keeney and husband Bill, and Jacob Owen and wife Shani. Step-Sons Danny McPeters and Joey McPeters and wife Gloria. He was also blessed with 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 10 a.m. at Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville TX. A Burial Service will be held at a later date in Savannah, Ga.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org.