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Arthur James "Jay" Owensby

April 13, 1934 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 87)

Obituary

It is with very heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing from this life of Mr. Arthur James "Jay" Owensby, 87, a native and life-long resident of Roanoke, Alabama.  Mr. Owensby was recently widowed due to the passing of his recently deceased wife, Mrs. Maggie Lois (Hooks) Owensby.   Mr. Owensby peacefully transitioned from this life on Monday, April 26, 2021, at his residence in Roanoke. 

Arthur James (Jay) Owensby was born April 13, 1934 to the parentage of the late Harvey and Carrie Owensby.

On November 8, 1952, at age 18, Jay united in marriage with Ms. Maggie Lois Hooks.   Their union was fruitful, giving rise to thirteen (13) children.   In keeping with their marriage vows, Jay and Maggie remained together over 68 years -- until separated by Maggie's death on Saturday morning, March 6, 2021 at their home on MLK Drive in Roanoke.  

He worked as a truck driver for Roanoke Packing House until becoming disabled in December of 1971.

Jay was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie; father and mother, Harvey and Carrie Owensby; brother, Willie Lewis Owensby; brother-in-law, Robert Joiner, Jr.; his grandparents-in-law, Tom and Dora Hooks; one (1) daughter Mary Howell; and three (3) sons: Harvey, Ricky, and Joseph Owensby.

He leaves to cherish many fond loving memories, one (1) sister, Betty Joiner of Roanoke, AL;  five (5) sons: Willie, Billy, and Reginald Owensby all of Roanoke, AL;  Larry Owensby (Lesia) and Christopher Owensby, Sr. both of Jacksonville, FL; five (5) daughters: Margert Wright (Lorenzia) of Fayetteville, NC; Barbara Driver of Roanoke, AL, Betty Owensby of Griffin, GA, Susan Cooper (Clifford) of Roanoke, and Shirley Langston of Austell, GA;  thirty-one (31) grandchildren; twenty-eight (28) great-grandchildren; three (3) great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ocie Appleby; sisters-in-law:  Maime Berry, Betty Jane Berry, and Tommie Lou Turner, caregivers: Terrell Johnson, Amedisys, Compassus Hospice, and his children; a special cousin, Virgil Holt, special friend, Calvin Broome; and a host of other beloved kindred and friends who may not be named here at this time, but are nevertheless in our hearts., and many other loving neighbors, relatives, and friends.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Arthur James "Jay" Owensby, please visit our floral store.


Services

Private Viewing for Family Only
Saturday
May 1, 2021

12:30 PM
Clark Memorial Funeral Service Stateroom
252 LaFayette Highway
Roanoke, AL 36274

Viewing For The Public
Saturday
May 1, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Clark Memorial Funeral Service Stateroom
252 LaFayette Highway
Roanoke, AL 36274

Celebration At Graveside
Sunday
May 2, 2021

2:00 PM
Skyview Memorial Gardens
31171 U.S. Highway 431 South
Five Points, AL 36855

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Sunday
May 2, 2021

Skyview Memorial Gardens
31171 U.S. Highway 431 South
Five Points, AL 36855

Committal Service Following the Funeral
Sunday
May 2, 2021

Skyview Memorial Gardens
31171 U.S. Highway 431 South
Five Points, AL 36855

Video is available for this event


Please note
Peace and Goodwill Pastor, Reverend L.B. Houston, will serve as Eulogist. Other ministers who will share the roster include: Rev. Michael Joiner, Reverend Calvin Trammell, and Larry Owensby, Sr. Music will be Rendered by Sasser & Casey Adamson

Serving As Pall Bearers will be Grandsons

Serving as Flower Attendants will be Granddaughters

For the convenience and benefit of Mr. Owensby's family, we are asking all those who wish to post a condolence or message of sympathy, PLEASE do so directly on our website at the link we are providing below. Please bear in mind that not everyone uses facebook or other social media, and the family may not be able to view all electronic condolences that are posted on social media platforms.

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Once available, service information for Mr. Owensby can be accessed on our website at the following web address: https:www.//clarkmemorial.biz/obituary/Arthur-Owensby.

All guests and those planning to attend services are reminded of our mandatory facial covering while on our premises or at the Cemetery. If you do not have a protective face-covering, one will be provided for you.

Our sincere prayers for comfort and peace are sent forth during this unsettling time of loss; and as always, we express deepest gratitude to our communities for sharing with the Owensby children and grandchildren during their time of loss.

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