Charles E. “Buddy” Owen of Mills River passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was born in Brevard, NC to the late J.T. and Dorothy (Reese) Owen. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Owen.
He married Martha Parker on February 18, 1967 and they were married for 53 years. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and working outdoors, and enjoyed spending time with family. He retired from Ecusta in Brevard after 37 years.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; sisters, Geneva Galloway, Pat Kitchen and Toni Gravley; brothers, Ted, Don and Rick Owen; sons, John (Tina), and Greg Owen; grandchildren, Laura, Michael (Courtney), Josie and Mehgan; great-grandson, Davie; and also very many friends he considered family.