Orvelester Owens, Sr.

February 15, 1954 - December 12, 2012

Orvelester Owens, Sr.

February 15, 1954 - December 12, 2012


On February 15, 1954 a baby boy was born to Floyd and Mavis Owens. He was given the name Orvelester Owens, affectionately called Lester and sometimes, “Double O”. Some of his hobbies include; fishing, anything outdoors, he enjoyed eating wild game and he loved to landscape. He served in the US Army and his status was E-4 Infantry. He served in Germany and was Honorably Discharged in 1976. In the 1980’s Lester worked for the Corp of Engineers in Ft. Gibson. Lester was a “Jack of all Trades” and worked in many various fields. At one time, he served at the Whatley Funeral Home in Purcell, OK; he also worked at the sale barn and Lester practically landscaped all of Purcell. Lester joined a Methodist Church in Purcell, where he was a faithful member. He received Christ in his life and later moved back to Tulsa and joined the Ambassador Center where he served as a loyal and dedicated member. Orvelester Owens Sr. leaves to mourn his passing; his beloved mother, Mavis Owens of Tulsa, OK; the mother of four of his children, Deborah Owens Armstrong; children, Sherina Owens of Tulsa, Seiglinde Owens of Tulsa, Mavis (Tweedy) Owens of Tulsa, Chris Hill of Washington, DC, Hillard Hook Owens of Texas, Ezra Owens of Tulsa, OK and Titus Owens of Tulsa, OK; he also leaves behind 10 brothers and sisters, Barbara Ann Thompson, Marsh Moore, Charles Melvin Owens, Carolyn Ingram, DeWight Owens, Maurice Owens, Angela Williams, Jackie Tolbert, Sheila Pete and Michael Owens; Lester also has 9 grandchildren whom he adored. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Owens; his son, Orvelester Jr. “O.J”; brother, Stoney Owens, and sister, Patricia Younger. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Viewing with be on Tuesday from 9am till 8pm.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: December 19, 2012 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Calvary Baptist Church
  • Location: 412 North 7th Street Sapulpa, OK 74066 - (Get Directions)

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10 responses to Orvelester Owens, Sr.

  1. Please feel free to leave a thoughtful message of comfort or a favorite memory of Orvelester here on his Memorial Webpage.

  2. My condolences to the entire Owens Family. Most of all my prayers to his children: Sharina, Seiglinde, Mavis, Christopher, Hillard, Titus & Erza. Know that each of you were special to Lester in each of you own unique way. And, know that he wants each of you to continue on and pursue your dreams, being the best 'you' each of you desire to be. My Prayers & Love…Orvelester held a special place in my heart. I will miss you my friend. Karen

  3. My Prayers and condolences to the Owens family in this great loss! May God bless and keep you at this time.

  4. Lester, you are my best friend and closest brother. We had many fun times together. Thanks for these last 3 1/2 years for being there when we felt we were ousted. You were so beneficial for the ministry. We will apply those things you suggested.I'll see you on the other side.

  5. To the Owens family. Heartfelt sympathy to you all. I met Lester years ago, when my brother Larry and his sister Carol married. We walked together in the wedding. My all the years gone by and we still remained friends. He was so kind and had that smile on his face of happiness. RIP, you are truly missed. Larry & Carol I pray Gods strenght to you all, you've always been there for Lester and I during the bad times and the good times you stuck with us. God bless you,their very few people who stick by you as you did. Be encouraged. Peace and Love be Multiplied, the lord is the lifter of your head. Be Blessed I love you.

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