Thomas Glen “Tom” Owens, passed away peacefully at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY on Thursday, May 14, 2020 with family by his side. Tom was born on March 7, 1937 in Hardinsburg, KY to the late John and Margaret Owens. Tom was one of seven siblings born to this union, four of which preceded him in death, William Henry, John Floyd, Ken, and Sonny Owens, as well as a loving grandmother, Lillie Brown.
After graduation from High School Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served during the Cuban Crisis on the USS Sigourney DD-643 and USS Easton DDE-510, traveled the World, received several commendations and other notable mentions, completing his tour with an honorable discharge. When Tom returned back to his home state he then pursued a career within Civil Services at Ft. Knox, KY, as a skilled Pipefitter for over 30 years. During his retirement: Tom enjoyed his time with family and friends; was a member of the “Days of our Lives” Senior Club, where he and others played Spades and Bingo; an Avid University of Louisville Cardinal Basketball fan; he enjoyed fixing and restoring Classic Cars; going to “The Frog Follies” in Evansville, IN; “Cruising the Park” at Vastwood Park in Hawesville, KY with his daughter Glenda and son-in-law Tracy Johnson; Tom also loved listening to Gospel and Blues music; watching old Western movies and Judge Judy. He took pride in everything he did, always taking care and keeping his home neat, loved sharing his hospitality with family, friends and anyone that visited.
Tom met and later married his beautiful wife, Hazel. The Lord blessed them with five children and The Lord allowed them to share Fifty-Three wonderful years of marriage. Tom was a faithful member and Deacon of First Baptist Church, Irvington, KY under the leadership of Rev. Robert Young, Jr, and other former Pastors at First Baptist Church.
Tom leaves to cherish his legacy: his beloved wife, Hazel; four loving daughters, Gloria, Joyce, Cynthia, Glenda and her husband Tracy Johnson; one supportive son, Thomas Jones; five grandchildren, Roxanne, Traviz, Jeremy, Spencer, and Lekeshia; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Nelson Owens; one loving sister, Ann Nora (Carl) Young; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
His loving family and many friends will miss his fun zest for life, smiling face and his willingness to help anyone in need. Tom is now free from pain and suffering and resting with the Lord. Amen!!
In compliance with health and public safety directives there will be a drive-thru visitation at the Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, KY on Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 11A.M. E.D.T. until 12:30 P.M. E.D.T. Your participation is important to us! Due to safety directives, please do not exit your car, but you are allowed to roll down your window & show your support to Tom’s family.
Private family services will be held with burial to follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, KY.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the First Baptist Church of Irvington Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Irvington, KY 40146
Online condolences may be left at www.irvingtonfh.com.