01/09/06 — G. FRANK OWEN JR

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G. FRANK OWEN JR

Seymour Funeral Home - www.seymourfuneralhome.com

Died Dec. 14, 2005

Dr. G. Frank Owen, Jr. of Green Cove Springs, Fla., died Wednesday, December 14, 2005.

Born July 6, 1919 in Dunn, N.C. to George F. Owen Sr. and Lula Phillips Owen.

Dr. Owen attended Wake Forest College, B.S. Degree, 1941, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa; University of North Carolina Medical School, Phi Beta Kappa; Certificate in Medicine 1943; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, MD Degree, 1944; Internship, Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 1944-19145. General Medical Officer; June 13, 1942 to June 7, 1943, U.S. Army Reserves; June 8, 1943 to September 22, 1944, U.S. Army Special Training Program July 7, 1942 to May 31, 1947, Captain U.S. Army Medical Corps. General Residency in Internal Medicine, Durham, N.C. Practice of General Medicine, Durham. N.C. 1949-1968. Practice of General Medicine, Rose Hill., N.C. 1968-1975

Dr. Owen's military service included his last duty station of Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, 1975-1984. During his tour he served as Hospital Commander, Chief of Hospital Services, Chief of Radiology Services, Director of Allergy Program, General Medical Officer. Dr. Owen attained the rank of Colonel while serving in the U.S. Air Force. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force Dr.Owen became a Staff Physician at O'Berry Center, Goldsboro, N.C., 1984-1985. He then transferred as a Staff Physician at Cherry Hospital, Goldsboro, N.C., 1985-1993. He remained in Goldsboro until 1999 when he moved to Green Cove Springs, Fla., to live with his daughter Jane and her husband.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Taylor Owen, whom he married on February 15, 1946 and is survived by his children, Susan Owen (Bill) Rutherford of Grand Rapids, MI, Jane Owen (Stevin Scott) MacDonald of Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Lindsay Ann (Tommy) Vick of Burgaw, N.C. as well as one grandchild, Lauren Rutherford (Michael) Befus.

A memorial service was held 4 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2005 in the Chapel of Broadus-Raines & Pons Family Funeral Home with Reverend Charlie Hunt officiating.

Arrangements were under the care of Broadus-Raines & Pons Family Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla., 32043.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on January 9, 2006 2:06 PM