Rev. Paul W. Owen


Retired Elder Rev. Paul W. Owen died February 28, 2014.

The arrangements are as follows:

  • There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Greenview Memorial Garden in Florence, AL.
  • There will be a memorial service on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Vestavia Hills UMC with visitation to follow the service.

Rev. Owen began serving churches in North Alabama in 1959.  He served as a local pastor for many years and was ordained an elder in 1979. During his ministry he served Center Star; Village Springs Bethel; Remlap CT Associate;  Lakeview; Center Star Harrison; Milners Greens; Sheffield Town Creek; Pleasant Hill; Ranburn CT; Ranburn CT; Shawmut; McCoy; North Alabama Conference Staff; Cahaba Heights; and Taylor Memorial UMCs.  He retired in 1994. Rev. Owen was not only gifted in pastoral ministry, but was an award winning woodworker with musical instruments.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Imagine No Malaria fund at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church or to a United Methodist Church of your choice.

Please remember his wife Norma; son Dr. Rick Owen (Senior Pastor of Trinity UMC in Huntsville) and his wife Pat; daughter Lisa Socha and her husband Rev. David Socha (Senior Pastor of Red Hill UMC) and their family in your prayers. 

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