Howard Leslie Owens

Howard Leslie Owens


Owens, Howard

Howard Leslie Owens, 77 of Oklahoma City, OK was born December 11,1942 in Oklahoma City to Leslie and Anna Lee Owens.  On December 1, 2020  he joined his Lord and Savior in his forever heavenly home. Howard graduated from Altus High School and attended college at Central State College (UCO) with a major in Mechanical Engineering.  He entered the telecommunication field with SW Bell Telephone and then AT&T where he was a service manager.  After retiring from AT&T he worked for Paul Davis Systems and then Adelphia.  Howard married Joyce Ann McLendon  on August 14, 1971 and they moved to Edmond where they raised their children. He loved his family so much and was always at  church, school functions or sports events supporting his grandchildren who affectionately called him Poppy.  Some of the things he loved were antique tractors, corvettes, travel, reading history books and his Wednesday morning Bible Study.  He volunteered for many years at Mercy, his church and the grand children’s schools.  He was a master at building and repairing anything.  One of his favorite things was helping his family and friends with any project. He loved his country and served in the US Air Force Reserves.  Friday mornings were very special meeting his good friends for breakfast. He was a faithful member of Crossings Community Church. Howard is survived by the mother of his children, Joyce Owens, his daughter, Julie Daniel and husband Josh and 3 Grands Cason, Caden and Kaylor… his son Justin Owens and wife, Shandi and 3 more Grands…Conner, Breckyn and Easton…sister and husband Sherry and Jim Harkins…nephew Michael Harkins and family… also several cousins and many friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma or to Water4.

A private family visitation was held on December 4, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

4 thoughts on “Howard Leslie Owens”

  1. Steve Lindner

    Howard and I worked together for Adelphia/Telcove, Wichita prior to his retirement, and have kept in touch over the years.
    I always cherished Howard’s friendship, and will miss hearing about his projects, volunteer work, and family.
    Oh, how he loved his family.

    I will miss Howard. He was a good man!

    God bless you Howard, and God bless your family.

  2. Lisa Thompson

    Howard was a neighbor down the street. He always spoke when I would walk by and I noticed that he liked to sit outdoors and read. He would also sit with Bill and Susan and visit. More recently we discussed all the limbs he had cut after the ice storm. I’ll miss seeing him go by in his pickup and/or corvette. Rest In Peace, neighbor.

  3. We are so sorry about the passing of Uncle Howard. He will be missed. I have fond memories of him. He was always volunteering. We made a donation on his behalf to the Oklahoma Food Bank. We are very sorry for your loss. Michael, Tara, Ali, Andrew & Adam

  4. Jerry Schuster

    Howard was an old friend. We have spent time together while in and since high school. Every three or four months he would travel to Altus to join our coffee klatch, consisting of four or five life long friends. He will be missed. Condolences to his family.

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