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Originally published: 2014-03-17 16:23:46
Last modified: 2014-03-18 09:17:30

Frederick Alan Owens

Frederick Alan "Fred" Owens, 53, of Fairfield Lane, Blowing Rock, passed away Saturday, March l5, 2014, at his home.  
Born March l8, l960, in Winston-Salem, he was a son of Spencer Dale and Geraldine Watson Owens.
Mr. Owens was a member of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. Fred received his master's degree in business from ASU and owned National Amusements. His hobbies included operating his business, riding his motorcycle and flying planes. He was a social member of the VFW and the Moose Lodge.  
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, LeeAnn Joyce; four brothers, Steve Pegram and wife, Debby, of Walkertown, Bill Owens and wife, Terryn, of Lake Gaston, Jerry Pegram and wife, Angela, of Walkertown, and John Pegram and wife, Debbie, of Belews Creek; two sisters, Marsha Owens Story and husband, Terry, of Blowing Rock, and Martha Westmoreland, of Winston-Salem; numerous nieces and nephews; his friend and business partner, Janel Pelletier; and his beloved pets, L. B. and Randy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Louise Pegram Owens.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March l9, 2014, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Father Rick Lawler. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 until 2 p.m. at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, located at Benge Gap, near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The family respectfully requests no flowers, and suggests memorials to the Watauga Humane Society, P.O. Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Owens family.