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PEKIN ~ Carl W. Owens, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born March 16, 1944 in Linn, Missouri to Samuel D. and Lillie (Redden) Owens, he married Glenda K. Colborn on March 21, 1964 in Belle, Missouri.  She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Terry W. Owens of Pekin; one daughter, Angela K. (Tony) Reyes of Pekin; four granddaughters; one stepgrandson; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Roger (Lois) Owens of Vichy, Missouri and two sisters, Wilma Smith and Joyce Mahaney, both of Belle, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson and two brothers.

Carl worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 30 years as a truck driver in their transportation department, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of Pekin Moose Family Center 916.  Carl enjoyed fishing, watching rodeo’s and playing euchre.

He was of the Baptist faith.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Dena Fuller will officiate.  Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

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