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Horace Melvin "Buck" Owen

August 24, 1942 — November 12, 2013

FORT MEADE - Mr. Horace Melvin "Buck" Owen, Sr., 71, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Mr. Owen was born August 24, 1942 in Fort Meade, FL where he remained a lifelong resident. He was a 43 year employee of U.S. Agri-Chem where he worked as a maintenance mechanic, and he was of the Baptist Faith. Mr. Owen was a U.S. Army and National Guard veteran, a member of the Fort Meade American Legion Post #23, and a graduate of Fort Meade High School. Mr. Owen was preceded in death by his son, H.M. Owen, Jr., brother Harold Ray Owen and parents George W. and Ruth Carnley Owen. He is survived by his sons, Melvin Owen and wife Jennifer, Fort Meade, FL, Keith Owen, Fort Meade, FL, James Owen and wife Lisa, Tunnel Hill, GA; daughters, Shairl Fields and husband Allen, Winter Haven, FL, Angel Norton and husband Bart, Tunnel Hill, GA; brothers, Jerry Owen and Douglas Owen, both of Bartow, FL; sister, Faye Owen, Bartow, FL; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 East Broadway, Fort Meade. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in the Hancock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Fort Meade. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL 863-285-8171
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