Tommy Owens Jr.
February 2, 1949 - November 15, 2021
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
Tia Freeman
Donna Breimann
Randal & Elizabeth Rouprich
Cate Simkins
caleb rush
TrVera Williams
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Friday 11/19, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Service
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Friday 11/19, 1:30 pm
Cemetery
Graceland East Memorial Park
2206 Woodruff Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Thomas “Tommy” Lewis Owens, Jr., 72, beloved husband of Karen Neal Owens, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2021, after a brief illness. Born in Varnville, South Carolina in 1949, he was a son of the late Thomas Lewis and Peggy Harter Owens. Tommy attended Hampton County Schools and graduated from Wade Hampton High School…

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Tia Freeman left a message on November 18, 2021:
The Freeman Family sends our heartfelt condolences to the Owens family. We love you all!
Tia Freeman left a message on November 18, 2021:
To my family,… I truly pray God continues to give you all strength during this time. I appreciate “ dad” for taking me in as one of his own. I will always love and miss him. Mom, big brother and Twin, you all know I love you all very much! Dad is healed now. Love you, Twin F.
Pat Wilbanks - GENERATIONS left a message on November 18, 2021:
We are so very sorry for your loss! Mr. Tommy was an awesome person and he made the boys of Generations always feel like "somebody"! He will be missed dearly! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
RICHARD and PATTY FUSELIER left a message on November 18, 2021:
You have our deepest condolences. You will remain in our prayers. Tommy will be missed by all.
Casey Chapman left a message on November 18, 2021:
Sending all my love to the entire family. My thoughts are with you all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Donna Breimann left a message on November 17, 2021:
I’m so sorry to hear about Tommy’s death. He coached both my children’s youth basketball teams for Mauldin First Baptist. He was a good man and coach. Please know I’m praying for the entire family. Donna Breimann
Terri Wheeler Hawkins left a message on November 17, 2021:
Mr. Tom was a wonderful friend, mentor, role model, and warrior for Christ. I had the pleasure of working with him for years while he served as bus driver for Oakview Elementary. He loved all the students and treated them like family. He always had a kind word and laugh to share. I loved to hear his stories and words of encouragement each afternoon when he arrived at school. He will be missed but I know he loved Jesus and I will see him again in heaven. Rest in peace my friend! Terri Wheeler Hawkins
Dave Haskell left a message on November 17, 2021:
It was hard to believe the news that Tommy had passed away! Here was a man so full of life and always eager to help someone in need. He was the kind of man that I hoped I could come close to emulating! There had to be a huge celebration in heaven when Tommy walked through those pearly gates! His absence in our lives will leave hurts that will take a long time to mend. Karen, Amanda and Neal, I pray that all the great memories you have of Tommy will bring smiles to your face while you journey through the grieving process. Dave Haskell
April Rhodes left a message on November 17, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss!!! Praying for all!!!
Randal & Elizabeth Rouprich left a message on November 17, 2021:
We are sending prayers to Amanda and her family. Tommy was a lovely man and will be greatly missed but he will continue to watch over the family forever. 🙏💕
Judy Cook left a message on November 17, 2021:
Neal my thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family. I will continue to pray for your strength and healing.
Cate Simkins left a message on November 17, 2021:
In memory of Tommy Owens Jr., Cate Simkins lit a candle
caleb rush left a message on November 17, 2021:
Karen, Martha and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Tommy was one the first friends I made when we moved to Mauldin. We had had a lot of good times coaching together along with Bobby and Mike. I will be keeping you and the children in my prayers. May God wrap you in his Grace and Love. Caleb and Martha
TrVera Williams left a message on November 17, 2021:
My condolences to Mrs. Karen Owens, Neal, Amanda and family. My heart is heavy and broken. While we prayed for him to stay here, God saw fit to take him home. I am praying continually that comfort and peace reside. He's gone but never forgotten!! Love you all much!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽❤❤
Judy Armstrong Causey left a message on November 16, 2021:
Karen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Even though it has been a few years since you were my high school teacher, I have kept up with you and Tommy. Please know that I will continue to carry you in my heart.
Kelly Morgan left a message on November 16, 2021:
Amanda and family, my deepest sympathies on the loss of Mr. Owens. I enjoyed seeing his face at MSC and peering in during class, and you, Amanda waving and saying “hey Daddy”. He will be missed terribly, but you’ll hold memories in your hearts forever. 🙏🏻
Jean craig left a message on November 16, 2021:
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was on my way to Texas to visit my son when I got a call about Tommy. I am leaving in the morning to visit my girls in northeast North Carolina. I’m not sure I will be back in time for service, but my thoughts are certainly with all of you. You, Karen, are a very strong person. I am sure you have very precious memories, two loving children, and a precious new granddaughter. Again, prayers are with you and God bless you and yours.🙏 Jean Craig
Janice Holcombe left a message on November 16, 2021:
Dear Friends, we are so sorry to learn about the passing of Tommy. We have enjoyed knowing him and serving together at FBCM for many years! Our last conversation was about his love for the kids on his bus! A great Servant and dear Friend! Our sympathy and prayers for you, Karen and Amanda and Neal and your families! Janice & Tommy Holcombe
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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