Robert Gordon Gordy Owens, Sr.

April 20, 1938 ~ November 22, 2010

Robert Gordon "Gordy" Owens, Sr., 72, of Lake Charles died on Monday, November 22, 2010, in a local hospital.

Mr. Owens was born in Lake Charles on April 20, 1938, and lived here most of his life. He was a graduate of Lake Charles High School. His most cherished moment as a young man was playing for the Lake Charles High School "Wildcats" 1954 state championship football team. After serving in the US Air Force, Gordon worked for a local insurance company as a programmer. He eventually found his "calling" as a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Deputy under Sheriff Wayne McElveen's administration and proudly served for 20 years.

Gordon never met a stranger and thoroughly enjoyed communicating; whether it was in person, or by telephone, CB radio, ham radio, or computer. He also loved music and was known for sending out daily emails to groups of friends which included a weather report and song of the day. He was involved in his sons' Mid City Little League and found great pleasure in volunteering to help coordinate class reunion events.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 23 years, Shirley Roth Owens of Lake Charles; two sons, Gordy Owens, Jr. of Houston and Alan Owens and wife Pam of The Woodlands, TX; step daughter, Shellie F. Mayfield of Lake Charles; step son, Kevin W. Mayfield and wife Debbie of Pearland, TX; his brother, Jimmy Owens and wife Norma of Glen St. Mary, FL; his sister, Marcia Owens Farber of Lake Charles; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his cocker spaniel, Sir Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oran L. and Rosemary "Tee" Owens; his brother, Dr. Randy Owens; and his son, Michael Joseph Owens.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 27, 2010, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Finers Cryer and Rev. H.L. Collett will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of services.

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  1. Alan,I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I will be out of town this weekend, so I will not be able to attend the services. I have fond memories of you father from our high school days. It seems like yesterday we were running around town in his Fire Engine Red Ford truck with the big CB antennas.My condolences to you and your family.Steve.

  2. Dear Shirley I am sorry to hear of Gordy's passing. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Gordy will be truly missed . He always helped me with music and things for our class and kept us up on everything going on with everyone. Gordy was truly a one of a kind and funny person.

  3. Family …My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.Gordy was a kind and thoughtful friend.Breezie Ragusa

  4. Gordy and Allen, I am sorry to here of your fathers passing. I have many fond memories of your Dad from Little League days. He was a great man. I remember the first day I had my drivers license, I bumped his car at the ball fields and he didn't even tell anyone much less the police. You are both in my prayers.

  5. Gordy, My old wildcat team mateThanks for every memory we have shared. You will be missed. Rest in eternal peace with God.Deepest condolences to the family.Dave Delony

  6. My deepest sympathy in the loss of Gordy. You and your family are in my thoughts prayers. Gordy and my husband, Tom Bulloch, were at LCHS together and Tommy spoke often of Gordy and the fun times they had together.

  7. My husband and I graduated high school with Gordy Jr. and wish to express our deepest sympathy to him and his family. We will be out of town this weekend, therefore, will not be able to pay our respects in person. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. My husband and I graduated with Gordy and we send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  9. My prayers are with your family. May God comfort and console you by bringing to your remembrance fond and happy times long ago forgotten.

  10. Our condolences to the Owens family in the loss of Gordy. I was a LCHS 1957 graduate and Gordy was a good friend. Again, our sympathy to the family.

  11. Shirley, Our hearts ache for your loss…He was so special…He was such a good friend…He will be sorely missed! Buddy Joan

  12. Shirley,My deepest sympathy in the loss of Gordy. You and your family will be in my thoughts prayers.Cathy Smith (from old wastewater/Martha's cousin)*Please call me if you need anything.

  13. Shirley..I so hated to learn of Gordy's death. He was one of a kind for sure. Reunions won't be the same without him. His emails were funny, biased, enlightening and so Gordy! My best to you and all the family.It is hard to see another Wildcat leave us!

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