Douglas Lee “Doug” Owens, of Piney Flats, TN passed away on July 29, 2020 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born October 1 in Bluff City, TN; a son of the late Joseph Preston Owens and Georgia Louise Turner Owens. Doug served our nation in the United States Air Force. He and the love of his life, Kathy Fillers Owens, enjoyed traveling to the beaches and mountains and live music. He enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking, gardening, fishing, and bird watching. He retired from the Sullivan County School System, working at Bluff City Middle School. He was of the Baptist faith. Doug enjoyed his retirement mornings with the “coffee club.” He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and will be missed by all.

In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by siblings Preston Owens, Joseph Owens, Lois Carrier, Billy Owens, Jimmy Owens, and Randy Owens. Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Kathy Fillers Owens; daughters, Selina Smith and husband, Forrest and Angie Williams and husband, Tom; grandchildren, Jacob Williams, Kenzie Williams, Keegan Smith, Preston Smith, and Garren Smith; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and furry friend, Roscoe.

The funeral service will be held at 8 pm, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Greg Cercone officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 pm prior to the service. The committal service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 5 at Sunrise Cemetery, with military honors rendered by United States Air Force Honor Guard and Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dave Hatcher, Bill Webb, and Dennis Patrick.

The family has chosen to make the live stream of Doug’s service available to the public at EventID: WeaverFH and Password: LESWJI

Online condolences may be registered at Weaver Funeral Home Bristol, TN 37620. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation services.