Donald Alvin Owen

Donald Alvin Owen passed away Wednesday July 27, 2022. Don was eighty five years old, having grown up in Cody, Virginia and lived in Bedford, Virginia most of his adult life. He was the son of the late Robert Thomas Owen and Cora Lee Slater Owen. He was a member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church.


Don was an Air Force veteran, serving in Okinawa, Japan and at the radar base in Bedford on Apple Orchard Mt. He lived in Bedford and worked as a plumber and raised cows. He was known as “Plumber” to many that worked with him at Rubatex.


Don was preceded in death by his wife of fifty six years, Betty Jean (Gibbs) Owen, as well as brothers, Robert T. Owen Jr. and Ray L. Owen, and sisters, Dorothy V. Pape and Vernell O. Stanley.


Don is survived by his son, Terry Lynn Owen and wife, Barbara, and grandson, Mason Owen. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Peggy Delong and husband, John W. Delong Sr.; nephews, John Delong II, Ray Owen II, James Stanley and Robert Stanley; nieces, Tohnya Davis and Rhonda Hall.


A graveside service will be held at 11:00  on Saturday July 30, 2022 at Greenwood Cemtery with Rev. Wayne Murphy officiating. Funeral Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bedford.