David "Crockett" V. Owens
David "Crockett" V. Owens of Brenda, Ariz., passed away at home Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, following declining health.
David was born to Hazel (Carroll) and Vernon Owens on Aug. 1, 1953, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and later moved to the Corning/Waverly, N.Y., area as an adult, before retiring in a land he loved, Brenda, Ariz.
David attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, later attending Iowa State University.
He spent many years as an independent contractor before retiring from Harding Harley-Davidson in Corning, N.Y., where he worked as a service writer.
As a man with true grit, David also was a free spirit. He enjoyed landscaping, hunting, prospecting, 4-wheeling, Harleys and traveling. He always was in his element in the great outdoors and loved the "land of the free and home of the brave" a true patriot and oath keeper. He also was a Master Mason, a member of the Chemung Valley/Waverly F. & A.M. Lodge 350.
David is survived by his wife, Miracle (Park) Owens of Brenda, Ariz./Waverly, N.Y.; daughters, Amy Stroman of Chenango Forks, N.Y., and Kiara Stroman of Sayre, Pa.; son, Cody Owens of Denver, Colo.; brother, Gary (Vicki) Owens of Palo, Iowa; sisters, Linda Owens of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Barbara (William) Moss of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Verna Owens of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; brother-in-law, Bill (Katie) Park of Lockwood, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Harry (Tammy) Park of Conover, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends, near and far.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sandra (Owens) Andersen; and special aunt, Alberta "Aunt Bertie" Owens.
At David's request, no services will be held. Burial will take place at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pa., at a later date.
The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Amputee Coalition, www.amputee-coalition.org/ways-to-give/honor-a-loved-one.
Condolences may be sent to 46361 E. Bighorn Way, Salome, AZ 85348.