Thomas Owens

Obituary of Thomas Pinckney Owens

Thomas Pinckney Owens, 93, husband of Shirley Montgomery Owens, passed away on June 25, 2022 at his home. Mr. Owens was born in Madison, Florida on February 18, 1929 to the late James Herbert Owens and the late Lydia Lanier Owens. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and joined The United States Army where he served his country during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Owens attended Duncan United Methodist Church where he was a former member of the Board of Trustees. He retired from International Paper’s Woodlands Division after 39 years of service. In his free time, he enjoyed furniture building, woodcarving, clock mending, and the outdoors. Mr. Owens will be remembered for his quick wit, heartfelt laughs, and always having a clever joke or sensible piece of advice ready for his children and grandchildren, who he loved immensely. He will be missed beyond measure. In addition to his wife of 69 years, Mr. Owens is survived by a son, Thomas Pinckney Owens, Jr. (Kelly) of Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Denee O. Rogers (Allen) of Georgetown, Beth O. Sawyer (Mac) of Chapin, and Janet O. Williams (Pete) of Pawleys Island; twelve beloved grandchildren; and thirteen cherished great grandchildren. Mr. Owens was preceded in death by his parents, and his sisters Mary Ann Delaino, Hazel Moore Walden, Frances Owens Scruggs, and brothers Elliot Moore, and Jim Owens. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. If you wish to make a memorial, the family requests that memorials be sent to Tidelands Community Hospice at 2591 N. Fraser Street Georgetown SC 29440. The family would like to thank his loving and compassionate caregivers for their dedication and kindness. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org. Arrangements entrusted to Graham Funeral Home (843) 527-4419.
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