Albert Randolph Owens

January 25, 1934 - February 15, 2019
Albert Randolph Owens

Albert Randolph Owens, age 85, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

He was born in Smyht County, VA., on January 25, 1934, the son of the late Robert L. Owens and the late Mattie M. Williams Owens.

Albert served his country with honor and distinction as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps., during the Korean War. After the war he was a Police Officer with the Montgomery County Police, in Rockville, MD. for fourteen years. He was awarded Police Officer of the Year in 1962 for having saved lives during a gun battle. He moved to Wilmington and served as First Chief of the New Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad. Albert then spent nineteen years working as an Industrial Mechanic for Heathcraft, until the plant closed. He continued his service to the people of New Hanover County spending nine years as a Bus Monitor before retiring in 2008.

Together with his parents he was predeceased by his wife Joanne E. Owens; brothers Robert L.Owens, Jr. of Rockville, MD. and Raymond N. Owens of Rocky Point, NC.; sisters Ruby Thompson of Gettysburg, PA., Dorothy Smith of Kennysville, MD., Mary Dashnall of Rocky Point, NC. and Betty Phelps of Burgaw, NC.

Albert is survived by his children Albert R. Owens, Jr. of Frederick, MD. and Judy Owens of Rising Sun, MD. and step-children Sandra Leser, Bonnie Hayes, Larry Southall and Terry McCloud. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

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  • February 20, 2019
    Darlene Campbell says:
    Uncle Bud.. ( Albert ) saw things in his life that we only hear about,however he always had a smile on his face and quick with a joke. I remember him pulling over family members just for fun. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have had my first bike and he built it himself. I will remember all the good times he supplied to many. Always willing to help anyone. He and his jokes will be missed along with the love he showed me. Rest In Peace Uncle Bud. I love you. Enjoy being reunited with all your siblings, and your mom and dad. ❤️

  • February 21, 2019
    Judy Rice (OWENS) says:
    Dad, May you be at peace with the Lord in heaven. Having served others so faithfully on earth may you enjoy your heavenly, eternal rest with our Lord. As you have shown kindness and generosity to others let us show that in turn in honor of you. Love and admiration from your daughter, Judy

  • February 21, 2019
    Gene Langley says:
    UNCLE BUD,was a valued member of the day that i was blessed to be part of.I knew him out side of thed family as DARLENE CAMPBELL mentioned .I respected him for his service to our country and his community. RIP UNCLE bud BROTHER .TILL VALHALLA!