Mr. Harold J. Owen Sr. of E. Hyco Rd, South Boston died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 85.

Mr. Owen was born on Feb. 17, 1935 in Halifax County to the late Mr. Amos Owen and Mrs. Katie Clay Owen. He was married to the late Mrs. Clarice Newman Owen and was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, South Boston. He was a retired employee of Georgia Pacific after 37 years of service.

Mr. Owen is survived by two daughters, Ms. Donna Carr of South Boston and Mrs. Barbara O. Younger (Wayne) of Halifax; four sons, Mr. Harold Owen Jr. (Shirley), Mr. Howard T. Owen (Sharon), Mr. Raymond Owen and Mr. Horace L. Owen, all of South Boston; nine grandchildren, Tranequa Lanier, Nakeshia Logan, Shantee’ L. Younger, Carla M. Younger, Ashley Owen, Tyasia Owen, Marlo Owen, Ray Younger and Thomas Owen; 13 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Edith Woodson of Richmond; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Pam Wyatt, Karen Mott, Jackie Hamlett, Ann Harris, Jerlean Crowder, Jesse Boxley and Eddie Morgan.

In addition to his parents and wife, Harold was preceded in death by one son, Mr. Jesse James Owen; two brothers, Mr. Frank Tapp and Mr. Richard Owen; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Whitt and Mrs. Lousie Brooks; and one grandson, Mr. Jeffrey O. Owen.

Graveside services for Mr. Harold J. Owen, Sr. will be held Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. with services at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, South Boston with Rev. Frederick Eily officiating.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, a face mask and social distancing will be required.

Public viewing will be at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.