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Wayne Leroy Owens Ii

April 29, 1960 — August 5, 2021

Wayne Leroy Owens, II, AKA "Big Wayne" "Daddy Wayne" "Pappaw" "Bubbie" passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Born on April 29, 1960 in Wayne County, IN, he was the son of the late Wayne Leroy Owens, Sr. and Mona Lee Atkinson Wood and step-father, Gary Lee Wood.

"Big Wayne" had a passion for fishing and made sure he always caught the "biggest fish." He enjoyed sharing his stories from his truck driving days and instilled a strong work ethic in his four sons. Having loved and cherished his family, he was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and pappaw.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Leroy Owens, Sr.; mother, Mona Lee Atkinson Wood and step-father, Gary Lee Wood. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 26 years, Sherri Stout Owens; his sons, Jonas Nathaniel Campbell, Jesse Wayne Owens (Lindsay), Gary Wayne Owens and "Wayne Wayne" AKA Wayne Leroy Owens, III; his grandchildren, Ethan Day, Carson Paul, Gentry Gibson, Stella Morabito and Jackson Owens his siblings, Anna Mullin (Tim), Robin Wood, Susie Combes (Butch), Ronald Lee Stiens, Debbie Bailey (Michael) Nanci Wood, Cindy Wood and Shannon Kilpatrick; and many nieces and nephews and other extended family members.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Nicholson Funeral Home. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.

Matthews 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God....Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

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