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Tom Owen '45 December 6, 2016 1:00 PM updated: December 6, 2016 1:06 PM

Restland Funeral Home obituary
13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75243
Telephone: (469) 925-1436

Tom H. Owen
December 7, 1925 - October 29, 2016

Tom H. Owen was born on December 7, 1925 in Leonard, Texas to Eulas & Grace Owen. He attended Leonard School and graduated in 1941. After graduation Tom attended Texas A&M before being called up for active duty March 1943 and graduating in 1945. Tom married the love of his life, Betty Johnson December 15, 1945. As a military family, they lived all over the world, finally settling in Richardson, Texas in 1968. After settling in Richardson Tom & Betty became long time members of Heights Baptist Church and attended together until their health prevented them. Tom retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army in 1972. He later joined the SMU Police Department. After his second retirement, he enjoyed working at H&R Block and Sun Rexall. Tom & Betty were very active in the 42nd Rainbow Division after their retirement. They enjoyed traveling to attend National Conventions. Tom’s prayers were answered when he left us on the morning of October 29, 2016.

Tom is preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Owen and son, Ronald J. Owen. He is survived by his daughter, Beverly Owen of Richardson; Granddaughter Gabe Olivier & husband, Claude of Beaumont; Grandson Tom H. Owen II & wife, Christy of Cypress; Granddaughter Victoria Owen of LaPorte. Great Grandchildren Emily Owen, Jennifer Owen, Zachary Pierre, Connor McPeek and Owen McPeek. One Great-Great Granddaughter Jade Jaggers.

The family would like to give thanks to the staff (family) and friends at Cottonwood Creek. Your love and kindness over the last 6 years made Cottonwood feel like a home to Tom. Special thanks go to Phil & Cookie Slate, Darrell Grice and Franki Sutherlin. You will never know what your support and prayers meant to us (his grandchildren) during Tom’s last month. The times you sat with us or with him were a great blessing. Chuck and Gayla Rice, Ira Heid and Margie Quintol thank you for the times you visited or checked on Granddad.

Visitation held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Restland Funeral Home.

Graveside service held at 1:30 PM, Saturday, November 5th at Restland Memorial Park.

Memorial Service will be held at Cottonwood Creek on Saturday, November 5th at 3:00 PM. Cottonwood Creek, 1111 West Shore Drive, Richardson, TX 75080.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to:
The Heights Baptist Church
Foreign Missions
201 West Renner Road
Richardson, TX 75080


Bulgarian Child, Inc.
7522 Campbell Road
Suite 113-172
Dallas, TX 75248


Memorial Foundation 42nd Rainbow Division Veterans

Cemetery Details

Restland Memorial Park
13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX, 75243

Previous Events


NOV 5. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Restland Funeral Home
13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX, US, 75243

Graveside Service

NOV 5. 01:30 PM

Restland Memorial Park
13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX, US, 75243

Memorial Service

NOV 5. 03:00 PM

Cottonwood Creek
1111 West Shore Drive
Richardson, TX, US, 75080

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