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Richard E. Owens, 65, of Midland passed away after a short battle with cancer on March 1, 2021 surrounded by family.  He was born on December 13, 1955 to Michael and Barbara (Plude) Owens. 

Dick enjoyed camping, fishing, mushrooming and was an avid hunter.  He also liked to go off-roading on his 3-wheeler. 

Dick is survived by his mother Barbara (Plude) Owens, son Curtis Owens, stepdaughter, Christy Hall and her children Nicodemus, Lena, and Gwenn Hall, special friend Janet Love and special little buddy, Alex Smith.  He is also survived by his brothers Tim (Nicki), Bernard, Steve (Kim), Jerry (Dawn), George (Kelli), Brian (Leah), Larry (Heather), Michael (Theresa), and sisters Deb (Glenn) Grasley, Janet (Jim) Rogers, Cathy (Rod) VanHorn and many friends.  He was predeceased by his father Michael Owens and brother Doug Owens.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider MidMichigan Hospice. 

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Owens family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Pam (wheeler) Schneider

    14 March 2021 1 month ago

    Sorry to hear of his passing , I have fond memories of Rich in School . My condolences to his family.

  2. John and Cheryl Speaker

    12 March 2021 1 month ago

    We were very sorry to hear about Dick. Our prayers and good thoughts are with the Family. He can now rest without pain.

  3. Kim Jimenez

    12 March 2021 1 month ago

    So sad to hear of Dicks passing. May warm memories bring comfort and peace in the days ahead. Many good times spent with Dick throughout our Meridian High years.
    Kim Leigeb Jimenez

  4. Kim Leigeb Jimenez

    12 March 2021 1 month ago

    Sending prayers for comfort and peace to the Owens family. Dick was a good friend throughout my years at Meridian High.
    Kim Leigeb Jimenez

  5. Bob & Barb Rouech

    11 March 2021 1 month ago

    Dear Jan & Family, and the Owens Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rest in Peace Dick.
    Bob & Barb Rouech

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