William Glenn Owens | Obituary



BLOOMINGTON – Mr. William Glenn Owens, 79, of Bloomington, Illinois, saw the face of Jesus on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on June 12, 1942 in Towanda, IL, the son of Kirtz Glenn and Dorothy (Kelley) Owens. He was raised and educated in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School in 1960. On June 29, 1963, he married Judy Lane Boruff at Lexington United Methodist Church.

Bill served in the US Air Force from 1961 to 1965. He spent 20 years with Sears in Bloomington and then owned BJ’s Restoration in Bloomington for the remainder of his career, retiring in 2019. He was a member of Eastview Christian Church and served in many church ministries.

Survivors include his wife, Judy; son, Benjamin James Owens; brothers: Delmar (Jean) Owens, DuWayne Owens, Leon (Sarah) Owens and Lynn Owens; and sisters: Dorothy Mae Owens, Phyllis Leslie and Annetta Webber. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister Sally Jo.

Services will be held at noon on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Eastview Christian Church, 1500 N. Airport Rd., Normal, IL. Pastor Gary York will officiate. Visits take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be held at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, IL with military rites. Briefs can be made at Eastview Christian Church Missions or Eastview Christian Food Pantry. The funeral directors and cremation service at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel help the family make the arrangements. Online obituaries and condolences can be made at www.hpw.com.


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