William Michael ‘Spanky’ Owens Sr.

Published 8:47 am Monday, January 11, 2021

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William “Spanky” Michael Owens Sr., 73, of Lexington, died on Jan. 7, 2021 at Novant Medical Hospital in Forsyth County.

He was born on Nov. 4, 1947 in Davie County. He was the son of the late Charles Anderson Owens and Lucille Annie Owens. He is also preceded in death by: a brother, Charles “Butch” Owens; a grandson, Winston Shelton Wishon; and a niece, Teresa Doby.

He attended Davie County Schools. He worked in the fiberglass industry as a first class operator. He worked for Celanese and retired in 2002.  He  married the love of his life, Kathy Lorrene (Bailey) Owens, in York, S.C. on Aug. 24, 1968.  He enjoyed loved to be outdoors to hunt, fish, and golf. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Concord.

Survivors: his wife, Kathy Lorrene Owens; a son, “Mikey” Owens; a daughter, Lisa Owens Wishon (Jerry Boger Jr.); 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Cook and Charlene Helmstetler; a grandson, Matthew David Wishon; a great-granddaughter, Savannah Elise Wishon; and a niece, Sherry Owens Morris.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 6-8 p.m.  at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service, officiated by Pastor Roger Bostic.  He will be buried at Legion Memorial Park.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.