Robert Michael Owen, Sr. 84, of Amarillo passed away February 10, 2023. He was born in Childress County January 28, 1939.
Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 14200 Texas Plains Trail, I-27, Amarillo, Texas.
Robert enlisted in the US Air Force in October 1956. After Basic, Robert had duty stations at Kelly AFB in San Antonio, Chanute AFB in Illinois, Iceland, and March AFB, in Riverside, California. Robert was honorably discharged from the Air Force with a good conduct medal October 1960 at Rank of A/2C E-3 (P.)
Robert worked at the Amarillo Police Department in the photo lab from November 1987 to November 2006. He then retired and devoted his time helping out family, especially with his grandchildren. Prior to the police department, he worked at Western Photo Services taking pictures of all the kids in school, Kids Inc., dances and weddings in Amarillo and the surrounding areas.
Robert had a love for airplanes. He was an instrument repairman in the Air Force. He also had a love for gardening, storm chasing, and helping others with all kinds of chores. He loved his grandkids with all of his heart. Robert was very kind and would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it.
He was preceded in death by his mother Lillian Elizabeth Cadle of Honey Grove, Texas, and his father, Horace Tillman DeLong Owen, Sr.; brothers, Horace Tillman Delong Owen, Jr.; Johnny Davis Owen, and Holman Garland Owen, and one sister, Danna Eloise Lewellen of Childress, Texas.
Robert is survived by a son, Robert Michael Owen, Jr.; a daughter, Amanda Leigh Owen Bridges; seven grandkids, and numerous great-grandkids.