A graveside service for Lamar Owens, 87, will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent in Shreveport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, Louisiana from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Officiating the service will be Chaplain Kendall Holley.
Lamar was born on August 21, 1934 in Atlanta, Louisiana to Calvin Owens and Lottie Avant Owens and passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2022 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
He is a graduate of Gibsland High School and a veteran of the United States Army. After his retirement from the Department of Transportation and Development, he worked as a Home Health CNA for ten years. Lamar enjoyed making people laugh and loved to help care for people. In his free time, he enjoyed playing tennis, fishing and watching sports on TV. He was definitely not your typical 87 year old. Three months prior to his death, he had a daily exercise routine and could be seen on the tennis court twice a week. He never met a stranger and to know him was to love him.
Lamar is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Melba Moiece Haney and Billie Lloyd; and step-son, Wesly Turner.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved nephew, Michael Haney and wife, Becky; beloved niece, Donna Haney Hutchins and husband, Dale; special grandson, Michael Strain; step-son, Wade Turner; step-daughter, Sherri Turner Ehrhart; five nieces and nephews; eight great-nieces and nephews and four great-great nieces and nephews; seven step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He never had any biological children of his own but was instrumental in rearing six children.
Honoring Lamar as pallbearers will be Michael Haney, Dale Hutchins, Derek Hutchins, Chris Hutchins, Michael Strain and Shelby Turner.
Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Ryan Turner. The family would like to express special thanks to the team at Willis-Knighton Hospice and especially to Nurse Monica Bailes, CRN Tericka Hall and Chaplain Kendall Holley.