April 28, 1938 - July 1, 2021
John H. (Jack) Owens 83, passed away on Thursday, July 1, in a Chattanooga hospital, surrounded by his family. He grew up in Niagara Falls, NY, before making his home in Cleveland in the 1960s. He worked for Olin Chemicals in Charleston, Tennessee for 37 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Walker Owens; father, Leonard Owens, Sr.; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard Owens Jr. (Rosemary). . He was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather, sports fan, and fisherman. He dedicated his entire life to providing for and loving his family. He is survived by - wife Sally Emendorfer Owens of 60 years, children Daughter Kelly Ann Owens of Cleveland, Dr John W. Owens of Cleveland, and daughter Mary Owens Shojaie (Gary) of Ninety-Six, South Carolina. Grandchildren include Caroline Elizabeth Owens of Auburn, Alabama, William Fletcher Owens of Cleveland, Sarah Ann Shojaie and Joseph William Shojaie of Ninety Six, South Carolina. He is also survived by his sister Beverly Owens Sapp (William) of Ocala, Florida, his brother and sister-in-law Dr. William Emendorfer (Melanie) of Athens, Tennessee and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10 A. M. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church with Father Mike Nolan officiating. Deacon Steve Ratterman will be serving. Entombment will follow in the Columbarium at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would like Memorials to be made to T C Thompson Children’s Hospital at 910 Blackford St, Chattanooga, TN 37403. The family will receive friends from 9 until 10 in the Vestibule of the Church. The Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee Chapel has charge of the arrangements. You may share your condolences and your memories with the Owens family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
John H. (Jack) Owens 83, passed away on Thursday, July 1, in a Chattanooga hospital, surrounded by his family. He grew up in Niagara Falls, NY, before making his home in Cleveland in the 1960s. He worked for Olin Chemicals in Charleston, Tennessee... View Obituary & Service Information
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