William Robert Owens, 47 - Travelers Rest

William Robert Owens, 47, passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at his home.

Born in Greenville County, he was the son of Harold “Joe” and Freida Tripp Owens of Travelers Rest. He was part owner of Owens Logging Company, an avid hunter and member of Cox Chapel Baptist Church.

Along with his parents, William is survived by a sister, Joette Owens of Travelers Rest and his “Special Boys”, Michael Howard and Keith Howard both of Saluda, NC.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Agnes and Jasper Tripp and paternal grandparents, Bob and Janie Owens.

Funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon, February 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Cox Chapel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, February 25, 2015 from 6 until 8 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary.

Burial will be at Cox Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Brent Banks, Craig Banks, Ryan Banks, Shane Banks, Chris Bryant, Dean Bryant, Robert Owens, Steve Owens, Michael Pittman, Ricky Tripp, Christian Watkins and Josh Watkins.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Howard and Keith Howard.

Memorials may be made to the Cox Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 605 Hart Cut Rd., Marietta, SC 29661.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.