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Horace Melvin ‘Buck’ Owen, Sr.
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Updated: 11/18/2013 05:37:09PM

Horace Melvin ‘Buck’ Owen, Sr.

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Mr. Horace Melvin “Buck” Owen, Sr., 71, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.

Mr. Owen was born Aug. 24, 1942, in Fort Meade, Fla., where he remained a lifelong resident.

He was a 43-year employee of U.S. Agri-Chem where he worked as a maintenance mechanic, and was of the Baptist Faith.

Mr. Owen was a U.S. Army and National Guard veteran, a member of the Fort Meade American Legion Post #23, and a graduate of Fort Meade High School.

Mr. Owen was preceded in death by his son, H.M. Owen, Jr. and brother, Harold Ray Owen.

He is survived by his sons, Melvin Owen and wife, Jennifer, Fort Meade, Keith Owen, Fort Meade, James Owen and wife, Lisa, of Tunnel Hill, Ga.; daughters, Shairl Fields and husband, Allen, of Winter Haven, Fla., Angel Norton and husband Bart, Tunnel Hill, Ga.; brothers, Jerry Owen and Douglas Owen, both of Bartow; sister, Faye Owen, Bartow, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E. Broadway, Fort Meade.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Hancock Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Fort Meade.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is in charge of arrangements.

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